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Title Affluenza [videorecording] / a co-production of KCTS Television and Oregon Public Broadcasting ; Executive producer for KCTS, Enrique Cerna ; executive producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting, David David ; producers, John de Graaf, Vivia Boe ; writer, John de Graff.

Publication Info. Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films, 2005.


Description 1 videodisc (56 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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System Details DVD.
Access to Teacher's and Viewer's guides requires DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Acrobat Reader software.
Performer Host: Scott Simon ; commentary: Richard Harwood, Jeremy Rifkin, Paul Wachtel, Laurie Mazur, Michael Jacobson, Gerald Celente, Richard Swenson, Glenn Stanton, Juliet Schor, David Korten, Vicki Robin, David Shi, Susan Strasser, Kalle Lasn, Ted Halstead, Joe Dominguez, Duane Elgin.
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.
Summary "[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.
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" 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) ; Viewer's guide (PDF).
Note Feature originally produced for television in 1997, special features added in 2005.
Funding Made possible by a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts
Terms Of Use ML: Includes public performance rights.
"Both PDF files may be downloaded and printed." - attached insert.
Language Main feature contains English closed captions for the hearing impaired ; special features are not closed captioned.
Subject Consumers -- United States -- Attitudes.
Advertising -- Social aspects -- United States.
Advertising -- United States -- Psychological aspects.
Marketing -- Social aspects -- United States.
Marketing -- United States -- Psychological aspects.
Youth -- United States -- Attitudes.
Advertising and children -- United States.
Materialism -- United States.
Values -- United States.
Finance, Personal -- United States.
Bankruptcy -- United States.
Advertising -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Consumption (Economics) -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Documentary television programs.
Added Author De Graaf, John.
Boe, Vivia.
Simon, Scott.
Harwood, Richard.
Rifkin, Jeremy.
Wachtel, Paul L., 1940-
Mazur, Laurie Ann.
Jacobson, Michael F.
Celente, Gerald, 1946-
Stanton, Glenn T., 1962-
Schor, Juliet.
Korten, David C.
Robin, Vicki.
Shi, David E.
Strasser, Susan, 1948-
Lasn, Kalle.
Halstead, Ted.
Dominguez, Joseph R.
Elgin, Duane.
Andrews, Cecile.
Dornan, Peter.
KCTS (Television station : Seattle, Wash.)
Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Bullfrog Films.
Media Foundation (Organization)
ISBN 1594581320
Standard No. 761326132027

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