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Wealth (2008)

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WEALTH is a feature-length film about the relationship between Americans and the objects they own. Working out from the living rooms and stores of a former factory town fallen on hard times... See full summary »

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WEALTH is a feature-length film about the relationship between Americans and the objects they own. Working out from the living rooms and stores of a former factory town fallen on hard times, WEALTH looks at objects, and at small town America. With this backdrop of apparent economic decline, the film sets the stage for a revelatory portrait exploring American material abundance; the things that fill our store shelves and closets, backyards and dumpsters. The film focuses the camera on what is dismissed, ignored, forgotten; shedding light on objects in dusty corners and bathroom cabinets, illuminating the many facets of objects - objects as gifts, as products of labor, as trash. Meanwhile, as the film unfolds, the subject of the current state of the U.S. economy begins permeate the dialogue, resonating with images of this small town's material landscape, and culminating in a provocative clash between what we say and what there is to see. A portrait of one small town, the film is a ... Written by Amelia Bryne / Phoebe Sullivan

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