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Scene taken from documentary “Surplus: Terrorized into being consumers“
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. Images of George Bush, Fidel Castro, and Microsofts Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer are combined with controversial statements of anti-capitalist and anarchy-primitivist John Zerzan. An interesting twist is given by the cleverly edited music, lip dubs and sound bites, used as playful references towards commercials predominating the Western consumerist society.