Archive for consumerism

The Economics of Happiness (2011)

Posted in Documentary, Philosophy, Psychology, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Steven Gorelick, Helena Norberg-Hodge, John Page
Producer: Helena Norberg-Hodge
Genre: Documentary
Country: Australia
Language: English / RO / ES / EN subtitles

Voices from Six Continents.

The Economics of Happiness features a calling for systemic economic change. The documentary describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. While government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power, people around the world are resisting those policies and working to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm: an economics of localization.

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Four Horsemen (2012)

Posted in Documentary, Feature Length, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Ross Ashcroft
Producer: Megan Ashcroft, Jason Whitmore, Ross Ashcroft
Genre: Documentary / Feature Length
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English / FR / PT / ES / EN subtitles

We will never return to “business as usual.”

Rather than condemning bankers, politicians or the media, Four Horsemen feature documentary puts the entire system up for discussion. 23 international thinkers, government advisers and Wall Street money-men break their silence and explain how to establish a moral and just society. The film debate about the system of fractional reserve banking, debt-based economy and political lobbying by banks, which it regards as a serious threat to Western civilization. “It’s Inside Job with bells on.” – Total Film.

Propaganda (2012)

Posted in Documentary, Independent Film, Mystery, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Slavko Martinov
Producer: Slavko Martinov, Mike Kelland
Genre: Documentary
Country: New Zealand
Language: Korean / English / CN / DE / EN / ES / PT / RO / RU subtitles

Prepare for indoctrination or the best piece of propaganda in a generation.

Described as “1984 meets The Blair Witch Project”, “A mouthful of scary porridge”, and “Even better than Triumph of The Will” the documentary is an anti-Western propaganda film about the influences of American visual and consumption culture on the rest of the world from a North Korean perspective.

Presented by an anonymous North Korean professor, the film attacks the moral attenuation, political manipulation and hyper-consumerism that characterize the Western world. In chapters with titles like “Rewriting History,” “Advertising” and “The Cult of Celebrity,” we are treated to a lineup of the most embarrassing occidental excesses and globalization, the “psychological warfare” at the hands of multinationals, shopping-obsessed consumers and the failure of democracy.

10 Point Plan: How does Money work? / 10 Punkte Plan: Wie funktioniert Geld? (2005)

Posted in Animation, Cosmology, Metaphysics, Mystery, Mysticism, Mythology, Parapsychology, Philosophy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 24, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Maximilian von Bock und Polach
Producer: Maximilian von Bock und Polach
Genre: Animation / Short
Country: Germany
Language: German / DE / ES / RU / EN subtitles

10-point plan for efficient exploitation of a planet with semi-intelligent life forms.

Thesis-animation film by Max Bock about how the money and banking system operates. Money rules the world, but who rules the money? How to enslave mankind? This humorous cartoon in entertaining and vivid way explains that aliens have invented the money on the earth and exploits its inhabitants.

The Corporation (2003)

Posted in Documentary, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott
Producer: Bart Simpson, Joel Bakan
Genre: Documentary
Country: Canada
Language: English / ES / PT / FR / RO / EN subtitles

The pathological pursuit of profit and power.

The documentary shows the development of the contemporary business corporation, from a legal entity that originated as a government-chartered institution meant to affect specific public functions to the rise of the modern commercial institution entitled to most of the legal rights of a person. Taking its status as a legal “person” to the logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist’s couch to ask “What kind of person is it?” What the study illustrates is that in the its behavior, this type of “person” typically acts like a dangerously destructive psychopath without conscience. The film was nominated for over 26 international awards.

The Meatrix (2003)

Posted in Animation, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Louis Fox
Producer: Louis Fox, Jonah Sachs
Genre: Animation / Short
Country: United States
Language: English / CN / DE / FR / ES / PT / IT / RU / EN subtitles

A four-minute animation that spoofs the Matrix films and highlights the problems caused by factory farming and industrial agricultural practices.

The films are humorous and creative satires that use pop culture and entertainment to educate viewers about the food they eat and where it comes from. All the films feature three superhero farm animals including Leo, the young pig who wonders if he is “the one”, Chickity, the feathered family farm defender, and Moopheus, the trench-coat-clad cow with a passion for green pastures as they expose the problems with factory farming while making the world safe for sustainable family farms.

It was made by the green messaging firm Free Range Studios and Sustainable Table in 2003 as a commissioned project for GRACE Communications Foundation, and two sequels were released in 2006, titled The Meatrix II: Revolting, and The Meatrix II ½.

Earthlings (2005)

Posted in Documentary, Feature Length, Independent Film, Philosophy, Psychology, World Cinema with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Shaun Monson
Producer: Shaun Monson, Maggie Q
Genre: Documentary / Feature Length
Country: United States
Language: English / CN / DE / FR / ES / PT / RU / EN subtitles

A powerful and informative documentary about society’s treatment of animals, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix with soundtrack by Moby.

Earthlings is a feature-length documentary about humankind’s absolute economic dependence on animals raised as pets, food, clothing, entertainment and for scientific research. Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices at some of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit. Powerful, informative and thought-provoking, Earthlings is by far the most comprehensive documentary ever produced on the correlation between nature, animals and human economic interests.