1 videodisc (56 min.) : sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Host, Scott Simon ; commentatators, Michael Jacobson, David Shi, Kalle Lasn, Joe Dominguez, Vicki Robin, Duane Elgin, Gerald Celente, Richard Harwood, Jeremy Rifkin, Paul Wachtel, Laurie Mazur, Richard Swenson, Glenn Stanton, Juliet Schor, David Korten, Susan Strasser, Ted Halstead
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 ; executive producer for KCTS, Enrique Cerna ; executive producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting, David David
"A fascinating look at one of the greatest social maladies of our time: overconsumption and materialism. Hosted by National Public Radio's Scott Simon, 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"--Container.
Special features: "From the filmmaker" : a conversation 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 (DVD-ROM) -- Viewer's guide PDF (DVD-ROM)
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