We Are As Gods

Includes Q&A

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Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Closed Captions
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Ecology & the Environment
Science & Technology
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):David Alvarado
Jason Sussberg
Producer(s):David Alvarado
Kate McLean
Jamie Meltzer
Jason Sussberg
Executive Producer(s):Everett Katigbak
Henry S. Rosenthal
Gerry Ohrstrom
Matt Winkler
Lauren Driscoll
John Driscoll
Editor(s):Annukka Lilja
Ben Sozanski
Cinematography:David Alvarado
Sound:Peter Albrechtsen


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Heralded as the father of the modern environmental movement, Stewart Brand's latest views on how to battle climate change have made him a pariah in the scientific community. In the '60s and '70s, he galvanized a generation, including devotee Steve Jobs, to live sustainably with his hippie bible The Whole Earth Catalog. A technological visionary, he organized the first Hackers Conference and developed the early social media platform The WELL. But now this oracle thinks he was wrong—that the green wave is too fixated on what is "natural" in climate science. Believing that humans need to explore all the futuristic tools at their disposal, he embraces controversial "de-extinction" research. By re-engineering woolly mammoth DNA, for example, he believes he can unlock the conservation of endangered species and expand the tool kits needed to heal the planet. A misguided outsider or radical iconoclast, Brand navigates his legacy in this fascinating scientific primer. Myrocia Watamaniuk

Special Presentations program sponsored by
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 We Are As Gods and its Q&A are presented with support from the U.S. Consulate General of Toronto
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  • Film Threat - "Allows the world to meet, understand, and recognize Stewart Brand" 

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