Surplus - Terrorized into Being Consumers (2003)

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? Erik Gandini's approach through Surplus is to portray this issue from an emotional rather than a factual perspective. Shot in the US, India, China, Italy, Sweden, Hungary, Canada and Cuba during three years. Surplus is the result of a complicated editing process by talented music composer/editor/percussionist Johan Söderberg. George W Bush's famous "shopping-speech" calling for a war against terrorism that deters the nation from the fear of consumption. Castro responding with hymns to the anti-consumerist, advertising-free island of Cuba. Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer preaching that the computer will... read more
4.3 ·
3
www.youtube.com
Trending Today
MP Says Government is Intentionally Making People Destitute to Prevent Organised Opposition
2 min51,051 views today ·
Every Town Needs a Remakery
Jeremy Williams47,512 views today ·
Revolution and American Indians: “Marxism is as Alien to My Culture as Capitalism”
Russell Means33,238 views today ·
Carnage (2017)
65 min8,761 views today ·
Today I Rise: This Beautiful Short Film Is Like a Love Poem For Your Heart and Soul
4 min8,376 views today ·
Have We Been Denying Our Human Nature for Four Hundred Years?
Lynn Parramore4,655 views today ·
Without Saying a Word This 6 Minute Clip From Samsara Will Make You Speechless
6 min3,285 views today ·
Stressed out? This Weird, Relaxing And Life-Affirming Video May Be Just What You Need
3 min3,148 views today ·
Visit Hawai'i - The Occupied State
2 min3,073 views today ·
Load More
New
'Disaster': Trump Administration Signs off on Keystone XL Pipeline
Nika Knight
Escape From Syria - Faiza's Story
5 min
A Letter to Extremists
Nafeez Ahmed
Muslims This, ISIS That
3 min
Visit Hawai'i - The Occupied State
2 min
Musician Macka B. Schools Us on Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet
4 min
Carnage (2017)
65 min
Why Recognizing Our Own Privilege Can Be so Hard
Chris Agnos
Love is Not Something That You Do - It is Something That You Can Become
1 min
Load More
What's Next
Shop 'Til You Drop: The Crisis Of Consumerism (2010)
2 min
The True Story of Che Guevara
91 min
¿Sería Buenos Aires? / Maybe Buenos Aires? (2006)
48 min
Like us on Facebook?
Surplus - Terrorized into Being Consumers (2003)