Archive for downshifting

Surplus: Terrorized Into Being Consumers (2003)

Posted in Art House Film, Documentary, Independent Film with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2013 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Erik Gandini
Producer: Johan Söderberg, Erik Gandini
Genre: Documentary / Art House Film
Country: Sweden
Language: Swedish / Spanish / English / EN / ES / RO / RU subtitles

The consumerism totally consumed us.

Surplus: Terrorized into Being Consumers from 2003 is a film odyssey about the destructive sides of consumer culture and described as “a global doomsday satire set to music”. It used the language of music video, propaganda and commercial advertising as a response to the forces of globalization.

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.

~ One-Dimensional-Man ~

Posted in Philosophy, Psychology, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2013 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

One-Dimensional Man

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need,
but not every man’s greed.
~ Mahatma Gandhi ~