Consumerism and The Story of Stuff

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Consumerism & the Limits to Imagination 
Consumer capitalism dominates our economy, politics, and culture. And it limits critical thinking by keeping us locked in a cycle of consumption.
In this movie, media scholar Justin Lewis makes the case that consumer capitalism can no longer deliver on its promise of enhancing quality of life and is both economically and environmentally unsustainable.
The Story of Stuff
We have a problem with Stuff. We use too much, too much of it is toxic, and we don’t share it very well. But that’s not the way things have to be. Together we can build a society based on better not more, sharing not selfishness, community not division. The Story of Stuff is a short animated film about the way we make, use, and throw away all the Stuff in our lives.

Release Year: 2014

Running Time: 42 minutes & 20 minutes

Director: Directed by Sut Jhally and Created by Annie Leonard

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