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A Disaster Guide from TV and Cinema: Preparing for the Global Blackout - cover

A Disaster Guide from TV and Cinema: Preparing for the Global Blackout

Denis Newiak

Publisher: ibidem

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Summary

Dead phones, chaos in hospitals, looming nuclear meltdowns: For years, experts all over the world have been warning of a widespread power blackout—and the devastating consequences for society as a whole. However, just as before the Covid-19 pandemic, politicians and the public are hardly aware of the far-reaching risks: A blackout would catch us almost completely unprepared.

As for other (supposedly improbable) disruptive events, disaster movies and sci-fi series have long shown what would happen if modern society were to lose its lifeblood. Denis Newiak looks into those filmic fictions for answers to pressing questions:

How can we prepare ourselves for the dramatic consequences of such a crisis? And can the collapse of modernity still be stopped?
Available since: 09/01/2022.
Print length: 304 pages.

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