Affluenza

A look at one of the greatest social maladies of our time: overconsumption and materialism. The program explores both the comical and sobering aspects of our consumerism and its enormous impact on families, communities and the environment. With the help of historians and archival film, Affluenza rev...

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Corporate Authors: KCTS (Television station : Seattle, Wash.), Oregon Public Broadcasting., Bullfrog Films., Media Foundation (Organization)
Other Authors: De Graaf, John., Boe, Vivia., Simon, Scott., Harwood, Richard., Rifkin, Jeremy., Wachtel, Paul L., 1940-, Mazur, Laurie Ann., Jacobson, Michael F., Celente, Gerald, 1946-, Stanton, Glenn T., 1962-, Schor, Juliet., Korten, David C., Robin, Vicki., Shi, David E., Strasser, Susan, 1948-, Lasn, Kalle., Halstead, Ted., Dominguez, Joseph R., Elgin, Duane., Andrews, Cecile., Dornan, Peter.
Format: Video DVD
Language:English
Published: Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films, 2005, c1997.
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Summary:A look at one of the greatest social maladies of our time: overconsumption and materialism. The program explores both the comical and sobering aspects of our consumerism and its enormous impact on families, communities and the environment. With the help of historians and archival film, Affluenza reveals the forces that have dramatically transformed us from a nation that prizes thriftiness - with strong beliefs in 'plain living and high thinking' - into the ultimate consumer society.
Item Description:Special features : "From the filmmaker" with John de Graaf (25 min.) ; "A simple calling" with voluntary simplicity expert Cecile Andrews (9 min.) ; "The two Y's, democracy and the economy" with economist Peter Dorman (10 min.) ; Adbusters "Uncommercials" ; Teacher's guide (PDF) ; Viewer's guide (PDF).
Feature originally produced for television in 1997, special features added in 2005.
Physical Description:1 videodisc (56 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Format:DVD.
Access to Teacher's and Viewer's guides requires DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Acrobat Reader software.
Production Credits:Photography, David Fox, Greg Bond, Brett Wood, Greg Davis, Tom Speer, Diana Wilmar, Kevin Felts ; sound, Gene Koon, Bill Ward, Dave Hussey, Linde Eidemiller, Restituto Bagcal, Merle Carey, Myron Partman ; music, Sheila Espinoza ; editors, John de Graaf, Charlie Hinckley, Vivia Boe, Gale Franko ;
ISBN:1594581320
9781594581328