Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Story of Stuff

One of the most eye-opening presetations I saw at this year's SEWSA conference was this short film called "The Story of Stuff" by Annie Leonard. It's less than 20 minutes long, but still one of the most effective demonstrations of the "underside" of our (really incredibly horrendous) production and consumption patterns. It's easy to understand, and it makes it pretty clear where, in the process of [extraction, production, distribution, consumption, and disposal] of our TONS of STUFF, public intervetion is necessary and actually possible. Click on that link at it will take you to the film. Check it out.. it will make even that little bit of consumer therapy seem really, really not worth it.

1 comment:

Caitlin said...

That video is so interesting. We watched it in a philosophy class I took this summer...kind of depressing!