On the other hand, the film underscores a sobering fact: our current civilization, unique in history, has access to weapons capable of obliterating life on the entire planet. While the film doesn't fully convey the breadth of Bárta's arguments, it offers fascinating footage from various corners of the globe, likely in an effort to popularize the subject and reach an audience beyond those who read the book. Notably absent, however, is a discussion on the fall of the Roman Empire, a well-documented historical period with striking similarities to the current state of Euro-American civilization.
The documentary, filled with interviews and insights from various humanists, ends without clear answers about how to avert the impending disaster. A quote encapsulates the film's core message: "I think we are in a very problematic situation because everyone believes that what we see around us today is what the world will be like forever. That is a mistake people have made throughout history. We lack the ability to perceive the dimension of time and realize that everything changes." Despite its grim overtones, the film leaves viewers with a compelling invitation to reflect and act. It is a must-watch for those seeking to understand the past, present, and potential future of our civilization.