Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood

PRESENTED BY: Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
7:00 PM, Friday, December 14, 2018 PST
Location: Wedgwood, Seattle, WA (click for map)

NOTE Location Change This Month: WEDGWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH8008 35th Ave. NE.  With virtually no government oversight or public outcry, the multibillion-dollar youth marketing industry has used the latest advances in psychology, anthropology, and neuroscience to transform American children into one of the most powerful and profitable consumer demographics in the world. American kids, targeted from birth with sales pitches for everything from Hollywood merchandise and junk food to iPods, cell phones, and the family car, now influence an estimated $700 billion in annual consumer spending. “Consuming Kids” traces the evolution and impact of this unprecedented phenomenon. Drawing on the insights of children’s health experts, media critics, and industry insiders, it blows the lid off the youth-marketing industry’s stealth tactics and explores the effects of consumerism on the imaginative lives of children.

Please join us for the film’s showing. It’s FREE and open to the public! Donations to defray the cost of screening rights gladly accepted. Doors open at 6:30 P.M. The film begins at 7:00 P.M with a facilitated community discussion to follow.

Release Year: 2008

Running Time: 67 mins

Director: Adriana Barbaro and Jeremy Earp

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