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Affluenza

Author: John De GraafVivia BoeScott SimonRichard C HarwoodJeremy RifkinAll authors
Publisher: Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films, [2005] ©2005
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Full screenView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Feature films
Television programs
History
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John De Graaf; Vivia Boe; Scott Simon; Richard C Harwood; Jeremy Rifkin; Paul L Wachtel; Laurie Ann Mazur; Michael F Jacobson; Gerald Celente; Richard A Swenson; Glenn T Stanton; Juliet Schor; David C Korten; Vicki Robin; David Emory Shi; Susan Strasser; Kalle Lasn; Ted Halstead; Joseph R Dominguez; Duane Elgin; Cecile Andrews; Peter Dorman; Sheila Espinoza; Media Foundation (Organization),; KCTS (Television station : Seattle, Wash.),; Oregon Public Broadcasting,; Bullfrog Films,; Richard Harwood; David E Shi; Peter Dornan
ISBN: 1594581320 9781594581328
Language Note: Closed-captioned. Main feature contains English closed captions for the hearing impaired ; special features are not closed captioned.
OCLC Number: 70547129
Notes: Documentary.
"PBS."
Originally produced for television broadcast.
Program content: ©1997.

Huntingdon College Houghton Memorial Library notes:
Feature originally produced in 1997, special features added in 2005.
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 ; executive producer for KCTS, Enrique Cerna ; executive producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting, David Davis.
Performer(s): Host, Scott Simon ; commentators, 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.
Awards: National Wilbur Awards, Best Documentary
Description: 1 videodisc (56 min.) : sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; full screen presentation.
Contents: Symptom: Swollen expectations --
Symptom: Shopping fever --
Symptom: Chronic stress --
Symptom: Hyper commercialism --
Symptom: Material: Girls (and boys) --
Symptom: Rash of bankruptcies --
Symptom: Fractured families --
Symptom: Social scars --
Symptom: Resource exhaustion --
Symptom: Global infection. 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).
Other Titles: Affluenza (Television program : 1997)
Responsibility: a co-production of KCTS Television and Oregon Public Broadcasting ; PBS ; producers, John de Graaf, Vivia Boe ; writer, John de Graaf.
Local System Bib Number:
171679

Abstract:

"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.
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