Archive for materialism

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 /
AR / CN / DE / EN / ES / FR / HI / IT / JP / PT / RO / RU 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.

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~ Price of Civilization ~

Posted in Art, Philosophy, Photography, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Price of Civilization
Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
~ Lord Acton ~

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 ~

~ Reduce-Reuse-Recycle ~

Posted in Philosophy, Psychology, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2013 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

~ Reduce-Reuse-Recyle ~

We have not inherited the earth from our ancestors, we have only borrowed it from our children.
~ Ancient Proverb ~