Shop 'til you drop

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Main contributors
Brockhoff, Gene; Well Crafted Films
Are we too materialistic? Are we willfully trashing the planet in our pursuit of things? And what's the source of all this frenetic consumer energy and desire anyway? In a fast-paced tour of the ecological and psychological terrain of American consumer culture, Shop 'Til You Drop challenges us to confront these questions head-on. Taking aim at the high-stress, high-octane pace of fast-lane materialism, the film moves beneath the seductive surfaces of the commercial world to show how the flip side of accumulation is depletion -- the slow, steady erosion of both natural resources and basic human values. In the end, Shop 'Til You Drop helps us make sense of the economic turbulence of the moment, providing an unflinching, riveting look at the relationship between the limits of consumerism and our never-ending pursuit of happiness.
Peterson, Alex; Whybrow, Peter C.; Schor, Juliet; Andrews, Cecile; Elgin, Duane; Jordan, Chris, 1963-; Twitchell, James B., 1943-; Darley, Julian, 1958-
Media Education Foundation
Documentary films
Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor; Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor; Consumption (Economics) -- United States; Materialism -- Social aspects -- United States; Consumer behavior -- United States; Advertising -- Social aspects -- United States
North America; United States; Massachusetts; Northampton
Distinctive Media Collections
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Physical Description
52 minutes; color
Films @ UM


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Other Identifiers
Filename: lms-090516; Fedora 2 PID: umd:77995; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/11232; Catalog Key: alephsys003885607; OCLC: ocn664119092

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