Temptation by Civilization was inspired by interviews with Chilean philosopher, scientist and humanist Darío Salas Sommer, and was supervised, supported and funded by the Antropov Foundation.

Temptation by Civilization was filmed in 2014 and is a reflection on the nature of the conflict between modern man and civilisation.

Is it possible to build a society based on moral principles, or is it a utopia? How can people of today understand themselves, find their own path in life and become aware of their own measure of responsibility for the whole world? Can they grasp the meaning of their lives and find answer to the ultimate question: “What was I born for?”

On June 28, 2017, the documentary Temptation by Civilization was shown as part of the programme of the 39th Moscow International Film Festival.

The screening took place at the Institute of Philosophy and brought a welcome philosophical note into the festival’s atmosphere. The screening was attended by representatives of various Russian leading cultural, artistic and academic institutions, as well as by journalists, writers and students.