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The Resource Affluenza, a co-production of KCTS Television and Oregon Public Broadcasting ; producers, John de Graaf, Vivia Boe ; writer, John de Graaf, (videorecording)

Affluenza, a co-production of KCTS Television and Oregon Public Broadcasting ; producers, John de Graaf, Vivia Boe ; writer, John de Graaf, (videorecording)

Label
Affluenza
Title
Affluenza
Statement of responsibility
a co-production of KCTS Television and Oregon Public Broadcasting ; producers, John de Graaf, Vivia Boe ; writer, John de Graaf
Creator
Contributor
Host
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"A fascinating look at one of the greatest social maladies of our time: overconsumption and materialism. Hosted by National Public Radio's Scott Simon, the program explores both the comical and sobering aspects of our consumerism and its enormous impact on families, communities and the environment. With the help of historians and archival film, Affluenza reveals the forces that have dramatically transformed us from a nation that prizes thriftiness - with strong beliefs in 'plain living and high thinking' - into the ultimate consumer society"--Container
Cataloging source
MOI
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photography, David Fox, Greg Bond, Brett Wood, Greg Davis, Tom Speer, Diana Wilmar, Kevin Felts ; sound, Gene Koon, Bill Ward, Dave Hussey, Linde Eidemiller, Restituto Bagcal, Merle Carey, Myron Partman ; music, Sheila Espinoza ; editors, John de Graaf, Charlie Hinckley, Vivia Boe, Gale Franko ; executive producer for KCTS, Enrique Cerna ; executive producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting, David David
Dewey number
306.3
Funding information
Made possible by a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Language note
Main feature contains English closed captions for the hearing impaired ; special features are not closed captioned
PerformerNote
Host: Scott Simon ; commentary: Richard Harwood, Jeremy Rifkin, Paul Wachtel, Laurie Mazur, Michael Jacobson, Gerald Celente, Richard Swenson, Glenn Stanton, Juliet Schor, David Korten, Vicki Robin, David Shi, Susan Strasser, Kalle Lasn, Ted Halstead, Joe Dominguez, Duane Elgin
Runtime
56
Target audience
adolescent
Technique
live action
Label
Affluenza, a co-production of KCTS Television and Oregon Public Broadcasting ; producers, John de Graaf, Vivia Boe ; writer, John de Graaf, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Feature originally produced for television in 1997
  • Special features include: "From the filmmaker" with John de Graaf (25 min.) ; "A simple calling" with voluntary simplicity expert Cecile Andrews (9 min.) ; "The two Y's, democracy and the economy" with economist Peter Dorman (10 min.) ; Adbusters "Uncommercials" ; Teacher's guide (PDF) ; Viewer's guide (PDF). Access to Teacher's and Viewer's guides requires DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Acrobat Reader software
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Symptom: Swollen expectations -- Symptom: Shopping fever -- Symptom: Chronic stress -- Symptom: Hyper commercialism -- Symptom: Material: Girls (and boys) -- Symptom: Rash of bankruptcies -- Symptom: Fractured families -- Symptom: Social scars -- Symptom: Resource exhaustion -- Symptom: Global infection
Control code
70547129
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (56 min.)
Isbn
9781594581328
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
761326132027
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)70547129
System details
DVD, NTSC
Terms governing use
  • "Both PDF files may be downloaded and printed"--Attached insert.
  • ML: Includes public performance rights.
  • Includes public performance rights.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Affluenza, a co-production of KCTS Television and Oregon Public Broadcasting ; producers, John de Graaf, Vivia Boe ; writer, John de Graaf, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Feature originally produced for television in 1997
  • Special features include: "From the filmmaker" with John de Graaf (25 min.) ; "A simple calling" with voluntary simplicity expert Cecile Andrews (9 min.) ; "The two Y's, democracy and the economy" with economist Peter Dorman (10 min.) ; Adbusters "Uncommercials" ; Teacher's guide (PDF) ; Viewer's guide (PDF). Access to Teacher's and Viewer's guides requires DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Acrobat Reader software
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Symptom: Swollen expectations -- Symptom: Shopping fever -- Symptom: Chronic stress -- Symptom: Hyper commercialism -- Symptom: Material: Girls (and boys) -- Symptom: Rash of bankruptcies -- Symptom: Fractured families -- Symptom: Social scars -- Symptom: Resource exhaustion -- Symptom: Global infection
Control code
70547129
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (56 min.)
Isbn
9781594581328
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
761326132027
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)70547129
System details
DVD, NTSC
Terms governing use
  • "Both PDF files may be downloaded and printed"--Attached insert.
  • ML: Includes public performance rights.
  • Includes public performance rights.
Video recording format
DVD

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