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Films on Demand
Originally released by MVD, 1997.
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on July 11, 2017.
Affluenza: Introduction (2:03); Materialism and Swollen Expectations (4:23); Shopping Fever (2:42); Chronic Stress (1:44); Hyper Commercialism (1:25); Material: Girls (and Boys) (5:41); Empowered Child? (4:24); A Rash of Bankruptcies (3:33); Fractured Families (3:53); Social Scars (3:40); Global Infection (8:38); "Uncommercials" (7:29); Living Better With Less (4:38); Credits: Affluenza (1:29);
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Affluenza is a groundbreaking film that diagnoses a serious social disease caused by consumerism, commercialism and rampant materialism that is having a devastating impact on our families, communities, and the environment. We have more stuff, but less time, and our quality of life seems to be deteriorating. By using personal stories, expert commentary, hilarious old film clips, and "uncommercial" breaks to illuminate the nature and extent of the disease, Affluenza has appealed to widely diverse audiences: from freshman orientation programs to consumer credit counseling, and from religious congregations to marketing classes. With the help of historians and archival film, Affluenza reveals the forces that have dramatically transformed us from a nation that prized thriftiness-with strong beliefs in "plain living and high thinking"-into the ultimate consumer society.
9 - 12, Academic/AP
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Gateway Technical College
Infobase, film distributor.