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Surplus: Terrorized Into Being Consumers (2003)

Looks at the arguments for capitalism and technology, such as greater efficiency, more time and less work, and argues that these are not being fulfilled, and they never will be.

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Erik Gandini

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Erik Gandini
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Cast overview:
John Zerzan John Zerzan ... Himself
George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Fidel Castro ... Himself
Kalle Lasn Kalle Lasn ... Himself - Adbusters
Matt McMullen Matt McMullen ... Himself - RealDoll
Steve Ballmer ... Himself (archive footage)
Tania Tania ... Herself - Cuba
Mirta Muniz Mirta Muniz ... Herself - Cuba
Svante Tidholm Svante Tidholm ... Himself
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Looks at the arguments for capitalism and technology, such as greater efficiency, more time and less work, and argues that these are not being fulfilled, and they never will be. The film is about our world, the modern civilization that eats more than needed. It's not very much information that is physically showed, its the pictures in symbiosis with music that is the real strength in this flick. It leans towards anarcho-primitivist ideology and argues for a simple and fulfilling life. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Sweden

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Swedish | Spanish | English

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21 November 2003 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Nadprodukcja: Terror konsumpcji See more »

Filming Locations:

Shanghai, China See more »

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Atmo Media Network See more »
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narrator: The 30 sec TV spot is the most powerful piece of communication that human beings have ever come up with.
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Features Le strade di Genova (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme from Good People
Written by Mark O'Sullivan
Performed by The Mighty Quark
Courtesy of King Syndrome Sounds
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Fight fire with fire
16 December 2003 | by ZaerdnaSee all my reviews

This is one of the most touching and truthful documentary I have ever seen. The film is about our world, the modern civilisation that eats more than needed.

What really makes me like it is how the messege is presented. It could almost be a MTV video if I didn´t know better. Various sound-clips and pictures made together rythmicly to music.

It´s not very much information that is physicly showed, its the pictures in symbios with music that is the real strength in this flick.

I strongly recomend that you see it as fast as you can and start to think; do I really need all this?


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