December 21, 2012. This is the date that a lot of sane people believe disaster will strike the planet. This looming doomsday deadline is pushing people around the globe to protect themselves from what they believe is coming.
Sure this round of ‘doomsday’ predictions is simply the latest, but what’s different is that this ‘end of the world’ scenario has been trickling into the mainstream and the significance of the date has increasingly passed into popular culture.
Already, discussions about ‘the end’ are a hot topic on the Internet, in conferences, in printed articles, books, and discussions all over the world. The business of Armageddon is flourishing. At the core of the furor over 2012 is the end of the Maya long count calendar, but add to that the fear that the Earth has reached a tipping point and you have the doomsday premise.
This is a story about who’s preparing and who’s leading the movement. It is a quirky and remarkable journey with people in Europe, the Americas and Mexico who are laying the groundwork to survive. Some are building protective housing. A group in the United States is purchasing old missile silos for converting into bunkers.
Stress levels are currently running high and a mainstream Armageddon panic has popped. ‘2012’ is a documentary that examines why this particular doomsday has become so significant, why they believe in it and what they get out of this?
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