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FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 104 Minutes World Premiere
Ford Presents a VICE Impact Film, The Third Industrial Revolution

The global economy is in crisis. Our biosphere's inability to absorb human activity, combined with the exhaustion of natural resources, declining productivity, slow growth, rising unemployment, and steep inequality, forces us to rethink our economic models. Where do we go from here? In this compelling feature-length documentary, social and economic theorist Jeremy Rifkin lays out a road map to usher in a new era of sustainable development. A Third Industrial Revolution will unfold when three technologies emerge and converge: new communication, new sources of energy, and new modes of mobility. But, in the context of climate change, it needs to happen fast. Change of this magnitude requires political will and a profound ideological shift.

—Cara Cusumano

After the Premiere Screening: A conversation with director Eddy Moretti and economic and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin, and president and CEO of Ford Motor Company Mark Fields. Moderated by Variety's Cynthia Littleton.
Documentary, NY Director(s), Environmental
About the Director(s)
Eddy Moretti is the CCO of VICE Media and co-founder of VICELAND. He serves as co-Executive Producer with Shane Smith and Bill Maher on the original, Emmy winning series Vice for HBO. He has also executive produced numerous films: Prince, The Boy Who Cried Author, Shot! and Fishing Without Nets.
Special Note

Ford is the presenting partner of the VICE Impact Film, The Third Industrial Revolution


Eddy Moretti

Eddy Moretti is the Chief Creative Officer of VICE Media and co-founder of VICELAND, VICE's newly launched 24-hour linear television network. He is responsible for content across all of VICE’s media channels, as well as for all of VICE’s branded content initiatives. Eddy serves as co-Executive Producer with Shane Smith and Bill Maher on the original, Emmy® winning series VICE for HBO. He has also executive produced numerous films for VICE, including Prince,The Boy Who Cried Author, Shot!, and Fishing Without Nets.

Jeremy Rifkin

Jeremy Rifkin is an economic and social theorist and the author of over twenty books including "The Zero Marginal Cost Society," "The Third Industrial Revolution," and "The Empathic Civilization." He is an advisor to the European Union and the People’s Republic of China, and a principal architect of their Third Industrial Revolution economic development plans. Mr. Rifkin has taught in the Executive Education program at the Wharton School since 1995. Mr. Rifkin is ranked among the top 10 most influential economic thinkers in the WorldPost / Huffington Post 2015 global survey of “The World’s Most Influential Voices”.

Mark Fields

Mark Fields is the president and CEO of Ford Motor Company. Under his leadership, Ford is expanding its business to be both an auto and a mobility company in one of the most significant strategic shifts in company history. Fields recently announced a $4.5 billion investment in electrified vehicles, the introduction of 13 new electric vehicles globally in the next five years, including hybrid-powered autonomous vehicle starting in North America in 2021. Fields joined Ford in 1989 and progressed through a number of leadership positions in the United States, South America, Asia and Europe.

Cynthia Littleton

Cynthia Littleton is Managing Editor, TV at Variety. She began her career at United Press International, followed by stints at Broadcasting & Cable magazine, Variety, and The Hollywood Reporter, where she rose to Editor before rejoining Variety in 2007. Cynthia is the author of "TV on Strike: Why Hollywood Went to War Over the Internet" (Syracuse University Press, 2013), the definitive account of the 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America strike. She is also the co-author with Susanne Daniels of "Season Finale: The Unexpected Rise and Fall of the WB Network and UPN" (HarperCollins, 2007).

Film Info
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Eddy Moretti
  • Cinematographer:
    Peter Fackler
  • Editor:
    Tim Sternberg
  • Executive Producer:
    Shane Smith, Spike Jonze, Jeremy Rifkin
  • Producer:
    Patrick Moses, Abazar Khayami
  • Associate Producer:
    Evan Amzuri, Anna Caracciolo, Daniel Christensen, Katherine Keating, Sonya Klinger, Emery Matson, Zachary Navarro
  • Co-Producer:
    Eric Feldman, Joy Huang
  • Cast:
    Jeremy Rifkin

  • Press Contact
    Ian Fried
    VICE Media
    Brooklyn, 11211
    Phone: 516 984 3071
  • Print Source
    Jason Mojica
    Vice Documentary Films
    Brooklyn, NY 11249
    Phone: 718 732 8179
  • US Sales Contact
    Jason Mojica
    Vice Documentary Films
    Brooklyn, NY 11249
    Phone: 718 732 8179
  • International Sales Contact
    Jason Mojica
    Vice Documentary Films
    Brooklyn, NY 11249
    Phone: 718 732 8179


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