Intelligent, compelling and featuring some of the world’s great contemporary thinkers, Surviving Progress raises critical questions about the pivotal mistakes society has made. What if all our progress is actually spiraling us downwards, towards collapse? Based on the best-selling A Short History of Progress by Salt Spring author Ronald Wright, Surviving Progress presents the story of human advancement as awe-inspiring but double-edged. With potent images and illuminating insights from thinkers who have probed our genes, our brains, and our social behaviour, this requiem to progress-as-usual poses a crucial challenge: to prove that making apes smarter isn't an evolutionary dead-end. Author Ronald Wright in attendance.