Videos about Consumerism
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In Two Minutes We're Going to Tell You How We Can End Factory farming.
The power is in your hands.
UDITA (2015)
Life, death, oppression and resistance - 5 Years with the women of Bangladesh's sweatshops and their fight for a better life. Produced by RAINBOW COLLECTIVE and OPENVIZOR...
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Fashion
Trendy clothes are cheaper than ever. That sounds great for the people who buy them, but it's horrible for the people who make them. 
Self-Acceptance is an Act of Civil Disobedience - Francesca Martinez
Speech by comedian, campaigner and author of "What The **** is Normal" Francesca Martinez. Part of an event inspired by Naomi Klein's book "This Changes Everything".
This Is How Globalized Capitalism Operates Today
The history of wage struggle in Cambodia is a case study for the history of global capitalism as a whole. Here's how it works: Multi-national corporations exploit workers in...
Life at a Walmart Sweatshop
In China, factory workers live in dorms owned by Walmart - workers pay rent and utilities.  If they move out of the dorms to live in a place not connected to Walmart, they...
Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion (2014)
A five-part Norwegian documentary series examining the lives of sweatshop workers in Cambodia through the eyes of three young, relatively wealthy Norwegian citizens.  From the...
Diet: The Disease of Our Generation
64% of people in the UK are overweight or obese eating calorie dense but nutritionally empty food that is considered the norm,  or even healthy, in today’s society.  People...
This Amazing Spoken-Word Film Captures the Madness of Shopping in 4 Minutes
‘Live Rich’ - A spoken word film about the true meaning of wealth. Follow Buy Nothing Day on Twitter and Facebook. Video by Gary Turk.
Walmart: The High Cost of Low Prices (2005)
Watch the full film FREE!  Brave New Films exposes Wal-Mart's unscrupulous business practices through interviews with former employees, small business owners, and footage of...
How Walmart Destroys Communities
An average of 150 retail jobs at the county level are lost every time a Walmart store opens.  This is an excerpt from the Brave New Films Documentary, "Walmart: The High Cost...
Peter Joseph: Can We Solve the Problems Created by the Market Economy While Retaining the Market?
Can you resolve these three questions/problems logically without realizing the need to remove the Market Economy? If so: Make a video and email it to us: media @...
Apple Watch? Does Apple Know What Time It Is? Russell Brand: The Trews
Reaction to Apple's unveiling of its Apple Watch smartwatch on Tuesday.
"Fuhck the Bahnks" by the Bondi Hipsters
We applied for a bank loan but they turned us down, so we wrote this song... This track goes out to the one percent... #sorrynotsorry Explicit lyrics heads up.
Divorce Corp (2014)
A shocking exposé of the inner workings of the $50 billion a year U.S. family law industry, Divorce Corp shines a bright light on the appalling waste, and shameless collusive...
Rewind The Future
This viral public awareness video has a powerful and heart-tugging message about the consequences of our eating and lifestyle habits - dating back to our first years of life.
The Bizarre Truth About Purebred Dogs (and Why Mutts Are Better)
For more information regarding the truth about purebreds, watch the BBC documentary Pedigree Dogs Exposed, or check out the following sources: * Wikipedia: Purebred (Dogs) *...
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: News & Advertising
The line between editorial content and advertising in news media is blurrier and blurrier. That's not bullshit. It's repurposed bovine waste.
PBS Frontline: The Persuaders (2005)
Frontline examines the "persuasion industries" -- advertising and public relations. To cut through consumers' growing resistance to their pitches, marketers have developed new...
Supermarket Chains Selling Slave-Labor Prawns (2014)
Prawn, or shrimp if you're American, was once a luxury and now it's an everyday pleasure. Cheap for us to buy, the human cost of their production is unbelievable. This is the...
This Woman Gets No Applause...Why? They Are Too Creeped Out...
Think you aren't being fooled by advertising tricks? Take a look at this so-called expert revealing food marketing's secret weapon. No amount of marketing makes factory farming...
Street Artists Just Pulled Off The Largest Advertising Takeover In World History
From Glasgow to Brighton the streets of the UK look a little different this week. In 10 cities guerrilla install crews have been swapping 365 ads with art works, creating the...
Inside The Garbage Of The World (2014)
Is the Plastic Trash Island floating in the Pacific Ocean a myth? Are we getting poisoned? How long do we have before a worldwide disaster happens? This documentary includes...
Who Pays the Price? The Human Cost of Electronics
This short documentary reveals the hazards of the electronics industry in China profiling workers poisoned by chemicals and their struggle for compensation. Thousands of young...
The Deadly Cost of Fashion
A photojournalist who covered last year's deadly collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh draws connections to New York from clothing labels he found in the rubble.
Clean a Beach! (A Fun Reminder that Doing Something Good for the World Can Be Pretty Simple Sometimes)
Feel like doing something fun, cool and important? Go out and clean a beach! This is an inspirational film about cleaning a beach, with information about where all the litter...
Shop 'Til You Drop: The Crisis Of Consumerism (2010)
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...
Unwasted: The Future Of Business On Earth (2011)
Unwasted presents the alluring ideal of zero waste as a key element of the sustainable business model. While some may shake their heads thinking this an impossible task, it’s...
Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising's Image Of Women (2010)
In this update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity...
Why The Sochi Olympics Are The Most Expensive In History
The Olympics are as much about money as they are about sports. Between broadcasting rights, merchandising, sponsorships and construction of the Olympic venues themselves...
Wake Up Call: End the Nightmare of Consumption
Hidden beneath sleek, space-age screens and shining metal, the true cost of our gadgets lurks unseen… Have you ever felt like we're living through a nightmare of consumption?...
Black Friday's Rabid Zombie Shopping Stampede
Abby Martin remarks on the consumerist tradition of 'Black Friday,' urging holiday shoppers to buy local. LIKE Breaking the Set @ http://fb.me/BreakingTheSet FOLLOW Abby...
What If I Told You To Wake Up?
What if I told you to wake up and see the human devastation of a world built on endless materialistic consumption, while living the illusion of infinite resources? Reclaim...
iDiots - Are We Being Turned Into Automatons
Like. Share. Buy. LOL. Look around a bar, bus, train, park, coffee shop, cafeteria or just about anywhere these days and you will probably see people staring intently at a...
RadRick The Cosmonaut: Uniting the Cosmic Love Tribe Around the World
I am an Artist not a Businessman.  I am an Activist, NOT a Consumer.  And I hear the spirit of the universe speaking through everything around me more and more these days...
Affluenza (1997)
AFFLUENZA is a groundbreaking film that diagnoses a serious social disease - caused by consumerism, commercialism and rampant materialism - that is having a devastating impact...
Could a Wordless 1 Minute Film with the Music of Radiohead Change How You See This Animal?
This video is so simple, but the impression it left on me, looking into the eyes of this being left an indelible impression on me. What you are seeing is from the state of...
Without Saying a Word This 6 Minute Clip From Samsara Will Make You Speechless
Can you put this video into words? It's a clip from the phenomenal documentary Samsara, directed by Ron Fricke, who also made Baraka.  If you're interested in watching...
The Moneyless Manifesto by Mark Boyle
Mark Boyle's new book, The Moneyless Manifesto explores in-depth the social, personal, ecological and economic reasons why we may want to transition beyond money into a...
5 US Foods Banned by the Rest of the World
Abby Martin goes over five harmful ingredients found in nearly everything Americans consume despite the fact that many other countries have banned them. 
Blackfish (trailer)
Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite...
TERRA BLIGHT (trailer)
Terra Blight is a 55-minute documentary about America's consumption of computers and the hazardous waste we create in pursuit of the latest technology.  Produced by...
Plasticized (2011)
PLASTICIZED is an intimate account of a first-hand journey aboard the Sea Dragon with the 5 Gyres Institute on the very first scientific expedition, focused on plastic waste...
Do the Math (2013)
Like most people, Bill (environmentalist and co-founder of 350.org), is not an activist by nature. There’s really not that many people whose greatest desire it to go out and...
What's More Precious: Grand Winner of iChange Competition
Now this is some creative thinking. :) A video by Nadia Asfour, Selina Chaouki, Elias El Hage, Lebanese American University, Lebanon. This video is the grand winner of...
Frustrated With Growing Up? Watch This Video
Apparently, empathy and enlightenment can be found right at the check-out counter. So can boredom and frustration. Freedom is realizing I have the choice. This short film...
The Cost
Through the use of found footage and audio, The Cost creates a conceptual narrative that tells 3 different stories that remind us how even our most simple acts of consumption...
The Mona Lisa Curse (2008) (trailer)
In The Mona Lisa Curse, art critic Robert Hughes subjected present-day commercialisation of art to a withering criticism. It's a damning indictment of the general tendency of...
The Counter Economy (2013) (trailer)
THE COUNTER ECONOMY: A WHOLE NEW WORLD IS GROWING UP FROM THE ASHES - A presentation by Katie Patrick. The Counter Economy; a self sustaining ethical economy that respects...
Consumed (2011)
Consumerism has become the cornerstone of the post-industrial age. Using theories of evolutionary psychology to underpin a bold narrative of our times, this film takes a...