Consumer & Consumerism

  • 82 min.

    Back to Utopia

    Fabio Wuytack, 2016

    The 500-year-old book UTOPIA takes us on a journey through the world of today.

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  • 52 min.

    On Modern Servitude

    Brient, Jean-Francois, 2009

    On Modern Servitude provokes the viewer into seeing people in contemporary capitalist society as modern day slaves.

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  • 88 min.

    A meeting with Milton Santos

    Tendler, Silvio, 2006

    A privileged look at the world through the eyes of Milton Santos, the internationally renowned Afro-Brazilian geographer and intellectual. In this film, Santos discusses his critical views on globalization.

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  • 55 min.

    Underhand Tactics; Disease Branding

    Richard, Laurent & Lanos, Wandrille, 2012

    There is reason to believe in a hidden agenda of pharmaceutical companies and the doctors promoting new, shady medicines.

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  • 46 min.

    Underhand Tactics; Green Marketing

    Canet, Jean-Pierre & Boudot, Martin, 2012

    Green and eco friendly products are a worldwide trend. This episode investigates the world of green marketing, socially responsible investing and subsequently, greenwashing.

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  • 56 min.

    Underhand Tactics; Neuro Marketing

    Bringer, Benoit, 2012

    There is a big chance that you unknowingly have fallen victim to a new controversial sales method called neuromarketing. It is a technique to subconsciously control the brain and is used by companies to manipulate consumers into buying their products.

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  • 55 min.

    Underhand Tactics; Planned Obsolescence

    Salzberg, Anna & Lanos, Wandrille, 2012

    How many mobile phones and mp3 players have you bought in the past ten years? Every year, shinier, slicker new models are released. Are companies like Apple and Samsung designing expensive electronic products, built to fail intentionally?

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  • 55 min.

    Underhand Tactics; Sugar Overload

    Perrin, Edouard & Renaud, Jean-Baptiste, 2012

    For the last decennia, the attitude towards food has changed in France. Obesity has become a growing problem. However, by studying the food labels on the package we do not seems to be getting the right information.

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  • 56 min.

    Underhand Tactics; Toxic Labels

    Maurice, Marie, 2012

    As big European clothing brands such as Zara and Monoprix claim to have a fair and sustainable mode of production, it seems many manufacturers are still reliant on sweatshops for their products.

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  • 52 min.

    Surplus: Terrorized into being consumers

    Gandini, Erik, 2003

    Has director Gandini been using a crystal ball in order to make this award winning 2003 documentary film? Surplus gives a clear prognosis of the contemporary economic crisis and is a treat for critical minds.

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  • 52 min.

    Mermaids Tears: Oceans of Plastic

    Feydel, Sandrine, 2009

    Plastic revolutionized our life, but at what price? It has infiltrated in our everyday products, but it has also exponentially polluted our oceans.

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  • 58 min.

    Century of Self; the Engineering of Consent

    Curtis, Adam, 2002

    Part two of the BBC documentary series The century of the self and explores the ways in which Sigmund Freud's theories on the subconscious were used in post-Second World War America to control the masses.

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  • 58 min.

    Century of Self; there is a Policeman inside all our heads: he must be destroyed

    Curtis, Adam, 2002

    This documentary is part three of the BBC documentary series The century of the self and explores how in the 1960s, a radical group of psychotherapists challenged the influence of Freudian theories on the unconscious in America.

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  • 58 min.

    Century of Self; eight People sipping Wine in Kettering

    Curtis, Adam, 2002

    The concluding part of the BBC documentary series The century of the self explains how politicians on the left, in both Britain and America, turned to techniques developed by business to read and fulfil the inner desires of the self.

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  • 50 min.

    Food is waste

    Rob van Hattum, 2007

    Winner of the Silver Dragon at the Beijing International Science Film Festival 2006, an inspiring documentary on the Cradle to Cradle design concept of the chemist Michael Braungart and the architect William McDonough.

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  • 56 min.

    Century of Self; Happiness Machines

    Curtis, Adam, 2002

    The century of the self Happiness machines covers the genesis of the theory of psychoanalysis developed by Sigmund Freud in the early twentieth century and its influence on the rise of modern consumerism and political theory.

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