Last Call (2013, 90’) is a documentary that tells the story of The limits to growth, a little book that shook the world in 1972 with a simple message: planet Earth is a finite system, in a finite system unlimited growth is not possible and without control can lead to overshoot and collapse. The book was a scientific report to the Club of Rome, think tank founded in 1968 by Aurelio Peccei. The present crisis, environmental and economic first of all, drew back the attention to the warning launched more than 40 years ago by The limits to growth authors, Dennis and Donella Meadows, Jorgen Randers and Bill Randers. In this article the author of the documentary, Enrico Cerasuolo, tells the long process that lead him to making the film, particularly about the research and use of archive materials.
Keywords: I limiti della sviluppo, Aurelio Peccei, Club di Roma, mit, crisi, documentario.