Why is the lifestyle of consumerism a source of such rage today? How come the privilege of buying goods does not automatically lead to happiness? Why all this emptiness despite our wealth? Surplus approach is to portray this issue from an emotional rather than a factual perspective.
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Surplus: Terrorized Into Being ConsumersDirected byErik Gandini
This is a clever and creative documentary questioning whether as individuals, and as a society we are consumed by consumerism. It looks at how culture, identity and well being are affected as a result of buying into this concept and the different parts institutions, governments and political leaders play. It's worth watching and will stay with you when you have.
Delicious audio-visual manipulation with found footage materials. If you dive in the playful sense of editing, it's clear that Surplus is not (really) interested in criticize an issue, but rather returning a rippling artistic propaganda of what we already know, more or less. Rice, beans.. rice 'n' beans!