Consumerism and the Limits of Imagination

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7:00 PM, Saturday, November 12, 2016
Location: Edmonds, WA (click for map)

Consumer capitalism dominates our economy, our politics, and our culture, even though a growing body of research suggests it may be well past its sell-by date. In this illustrated presentation based on his latest critically acclaimed book, media scholar Justin Lewis makes a compelling case that consumer capitalism can no longer deliver on its promise of enhancing quality of life, and argues that changing direction will require changing our media system and our cultural environment. After showing how consumer capitalism has become economically and environmentally unsustainable, Lewis explores how our cultural and information industries make it difficult to envision other forms of human progress by limiting critical thinking and keeping us locked in a cycle of consumption. And he argues that change will only be possible if we take culture seriously and transform the very way we organize our media and communications systems.

DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW

After the film we will have discussion of issues raised by the film and hear from our special guest (TBA).

Doors open at 6:30 for conversation and refreshments, film begins at 7:00.

Donations are gladly accepted to help Sno-King Meaningful Movies continue to bring important films to the community.

 

Special Guests: TBA

Sponsors:

  • Peace and Justice Committee, Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation
  • Snohomish County Peace Action
  • Social Action Ministry, Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church

Release Year: 2014

Running Time: 42 min.

Director: Sut Jhally

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Online reservations are not required for this event.

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