Videos about Consumerism
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No Logo: Brands. Globalization. Resistance. (2003)
In the age of the brand, logos are everywhere. But why do some of the world’s best-known brands find themselves on the wrong end of the spray paint can — the targets of...
The End of the Line - A World Without Fish (2009) (trailer)
Scientists predict that if we continue fishing as we are now, we will see the end of most seafood by 2048. Oceans without fish. Imagine your meals without seafood. Imagine the...
Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011)
A feature length documentary by Peter Joseph that presents the case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world...
Starsuckers (2009)
Starsuckers is a documentary about our celebrity obsessed media. It uncovers the real reasons behind our addiction to fame and blows the lid off the corporations and...
The Story of Bottled Water
The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to...
Pyramids of Waste: The Lightbulb Conspiracy (2010)
Pyramids of Waste is a documentary about the negative effects of consumerism and planned obsolescence.
The Story of Cosmetics
The Story of Cosmetics, released on July 21st, 2010 at storyofcosmetics.org, examines the pervasive use of toxic chemicals in our everyday personal care products, from...
Plastic Planet (trailer)
We live in the Age of Plastic. It's cheap and practical, and it's everywhere -- even in our blood. But is it a danger to us?This feisty, informative documentary takes us on a...
The Story of Electronics
The Story of Electronics (2010) employs the Story of Stuff style to explore the high-tech revolution's collateral damage—25 million tons of e-waste and counting, poisoned...
PBS FRONTLINE:  Is Wal-Mart Good For America (2005)
FRONTLINE explores the relationship between U.S. job losses and the American consumer's insatiable desire for bargains in "Is Wal-Mart Good for America?" Through interviews...
Seth Godin on Education
Best selling author Seth Godin discusses the failure of our educational model that's built around producing factory workers.
Adbusters: The Production of Meaning
Here is the challenge of media democracy: to change the way information flows, the way we interact with the mass media, the way meaning is produced in our society. This short...
Buy Nothing Day
Black Friday is international Buy Nothing Day. It's a day where you challenge yourself, your family and friends to switch off from shopping and tune into life. The rules are...
The Cost of a Coke
Coca Cola, we’ve found out, has actually been cooperating with paramilitaries in Colombia to execute workers in their own bottling plants that are trying to form unions and...
Teenage Affluenza! What Can You Do To Help?
Do you know anyone that is suffering from teenage affluenza? This video takes a satirical look at the modern and very serious problem of Western affluence, and how the...
Network (1976) (excerpt)
A satirical look at the politics and power struggles of television executives as a network news anchorman turns the tables on the "ratings." Released in 1976, this movie was...
No Impact Man (trailer)
Follows the Beaven family as they abandon their high consumption Fifth Avenue lifestyle in an attempt to make a no-net environmental impact for the course of one year.
What Would Jesus Buy? (2007)
Religion aside for a moment, there’s a terrible addiction that has swept across this country, and it’s one of the nation’s best kept secrets. Mostly everyone will tell you that...
Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood (trailer)
CONSUMING KIDS throws desperately needed light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine that now sells kids and their parents everything from...
Be a Good Consumer. This Film Will Show You How.
This instructional video will teach you all of the essential habits and thought-patterns needed to be a good consumer. Of course, after watching, you may choose to opt out. 
The Future of Your Skin Is In Your Hands
The guarantees that cosmetic companies give on their miracle beauty cures are as useless as the products themselves.
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...
Sen. Bernie Sanders rails against the culprits of our Economic Crisis
This is a FANTASTIC speech given by Bernie Sanders on income inequality here in America. Important graphs and images have been added for those that need a little more...
Unhappy? Try... Civilization! -- *Some Restrictions Apply
Civilization, the one-size-fits-all way of life that's right for everybody - whether you like it or not! Don't like the cradle to grave security you get from tribal cultures?...
Hipster Olympics: A battle of Apathetic Grandeur
A double, triple (?) dose of irony is used to capture the essence of the hipster in the yearly "Hipster Olympics" - quite a tee off of champions - the kind who don't stand for...
Logorrhea
Cool, animated short inspired by the books NO LOGO by Naomi Klein and CULTURE JAM by Kalle Lasn.
A Students' Guide To University
This 2-part cartoon series explores commonly overlooked areas, relationships and politics of the education industry. Chapter one exposes the relationships of product...
A One Planet Life
This Earth Day, don't just live green, live a One Planet Life. It's possible. Find out how at www.Care2.com/oneplanet
A Killer Bargain (trailer)
"A Killer Bargain" is powerful investigative journalism with a worldwide significance. A brave work which researches the way in which some big companies have goods cheaply...
Going Big Box Vs. Going Local
Going Big Box vs. Going Local pushes purchasing power to its extreme. In this hilarious docu-drama, the every-woman Hannah rejects sweatshop labor, embraces buying local, and...
The Story of Stuff
From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff...
Greensumption: The Answer To Our Prayers
A spoof praising the marvelous wonders of consuming green to help fight climate change.
War on Greed: Starring Henry Kravis and his Homes
Henry Kravis is a billionaire, the 57th richest person in America. He acquired this wealth by purchasing public companies with borrowed money. To pay off the debt, he cuts...
Whirl-Mart
Whirlmart: A Classic Buy Nothing Day Jam. What happens when a few people get together to buy nothing at all?
Sustainable Connections - Transforming a Community Through Local Business
Michelle Long shows us how a highly successful local independent business network has transformed Bellingham, WA, while inspiring other communities. From an initial "Think...
The Century of the Self (2002)
The Century of the Self tells the untold and sometimes controversial story of the growth of the mass-consumer society. How was the all-consuming self created, by whom, and in...
When the Smoke Clearz
Spoken word slam on the materialistic and self-destructive nature of modern mainstream rap music, exploited, packaged, and sold by mega media corporations.
Dove Self-esteem Fund
A short film focusing on how Dove is making efforts to help normal girls value their own beauty, and to increase their media literacy skills as they navigate the 24/7 360...
Black Friday Is Buy Nothing Day
Every Black Friday, for 24 hours, millions of people around the world will celebrate in a moratorium on consumer spending. Choosing, instead, to take a step back and reflect on...
Dove - Evolution
It's no wonder our perception of beauty is so obscured. The fashion and hype industries will make bones out of us all.
Adbusters: Memewars
A PSA by Adbusters - a magazine and internet publication advancing ideas about the way we live and how we can reshape our culture in terms more sustainable and humane. In their...
Consumerism & You: A Modern Guide To Self Destruction
An abstract piece about consumerism. Tight editing and nice visual effects compliment electronic music selection. Visual imagery carries the point home.