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Affluenza

Author: John De GraafVivia BoeScott SimonKCTS (Television station : Seattle, Wash.)Oregon Public Broadcasting.All authors
Publisher: Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Uses personal stories, expert commentary and old film clips to illustrate the causes and consequences of consumerism in American society.
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John De Graaf; Vivia Boe; Scott Simon; KCTS (Television station : Seattle, Wash.); Oregon Public Broadcasting.; Bullfrog Films.
ISBN: 1579260314 9781579260316 1560296852 9781560296850
OCLC Number: 37628845
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Photography, David Fox ... [et al.]; editors, John de Graaf ... [et al.]; music, Sheila Espinoza.
Performer(s): Host: Scott Simon ; commentary: Richard Harwood, Jeremy Rifkin, Paul Wachtel, Laurie Mazur, Michael Jacobson, Gerald Celente, Richard Swenson, Glenn Stanton, Juliet Schor, David Korten, Vicki Robin, David Shi, Susan Strasser, Kalle Lasn, Ted Halstead, Joe Dominguez, Duane Elgin.
Description: 1 videocassette (56 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in. + 1 teacher's guide (36 p. ; 20 cm.)
Details: VHS.
Contents: Symptom: Swollen expectations --
Symptom: Shopping fever --
Symptom: Chronic stress --
Symptom: Hyper commercialism --
Symptom: Material: Girls (and boys) --
Symptom: Rash of bankruptcies --
Symptom: Fractured families --
Symptom: Social scars --
Symptom: Resource exhaustion --
Symptom: Global infection.
Other Titles: Affluenza (Television program : 1997)
Responsibility: producers, John de Graaf, Vivia Boe ; writer, John de Graaf ; a co-production of KCTS Television and Oregon Public Broadcasting.
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Uses personal stories, expert commentary and old film clips to illustrate the causes and consequences of consumerism in American society.

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Both a societal malady and video title, <I>Affluenza</I> describes symptoms, causes, and possible cures for its viewers. It begins in a mockumentary style of a patient visiting a doctor's office to find out what is causing a "bloated, yet empty" feeling. The cause, of course, ...
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