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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538 |a Access to Teacher's and Viewer's guides requires DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Acrobat Reader software. 
546 |a Main feature contains English closed captions for the hearing impaired ; special features are not closed captioned. 
511 0 |a Host: Scott Simon ; commentary: Richard Harwood, Jeremy Rifkin, Paul Wachtel, Laurie Mazur, Michael Jacobson, Gerald Celente, Richard Swenson, Glenn Stanton, Juliet Schor, David Korten, Vicki Robin, David Shi, Susan Strasser, Kalle Lasn, Ted Halstead, Joe Dominguez, Duane Elgin. 
508 |a 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 ; 
520 |a 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.  
505 0 |a Introduction -- The Definition of Affluenza -- Swollen expectations: The 50s -- Shopping fever -- Chronic stress -- Hypercommercialism -- Material girls (and boys) -- Marketing to children -- Schools targeted -- A Rash of bankruptcies -- Fractured families -- Social scars -- Global infection -- America sets the example -- The simple life -- Prevention and cure -- Redefining "progress" -- Living better with less. 
500 |a 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). 
500 |a Feature originally produced for television in 1997, special features added in 2005. 
536 |a Made possible by a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts. 
540 |a "Both PDF files may be downloaded and printed." - attached insert. 
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650 0 |a Bankruptcy  |z United States. 
650 0 |a Simplicity. 
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650 0 |a Consumption (Economics)  |z United States  |x History  |y 20th century. 
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700 1 |a Wachtel, Paul L.,  |d 1940- 
700 1 |a Mazur, Laurie Ann. 
700 1 |a Jacobson, Michael F. 
700 1 |a Celente, Gerald,  |d 1946- 
700 1 |a Stanton, Glenn T.,  |d 1962- 
700 1 |a Schor, Juliet. 
700 1 |a Korten, David C. 
700 1 |a Robin, Vicki. 
700 1 |a Shi, David E. 
700 1 |a Strasser, Susan,  |d 1948- 
700 1 |a Lasn, Kalle. 
700 1 |a Halstead, Ted. 
700 1 |a Dominguez, Joseph R. 
700 1 |a Elgin, Duane. 
700 1 |a Andrews, Cecile. 
700 1 |a Dornan, Peter. 
710 2 |a KCTS (Television station : Seattle, Wash.) 
710 2 |a Oregon Public Broadcasting. 
710 2 |a Bullfrog Films. 
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