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Generation Wealth

Synopsis
A visual history of growing obsession with wealth. Weaving two and a half decades of work into an epic narrative, Greenfield has created a revelatory cultural documentation of wealth for viewers to explore through a retrospective film, book and exhibition.
Through first-person interviews, Greenfield’s journey starts in Los Angeles and spreads across America and beyond, as she documents how the USA export the values of materialism, celebrity culture, and social status to every corner of the globe: from Los Angeles to Moscow, Dubai to China. The film follows the stories of students, single parents, and families overwhelmed by crushing debt, yet determined to purchase luxury houses, cars, and clothing; it visits the homes and observes the rituals of the international elite—from Bel-Air to Monaco, Russia to China; it gains access into the lives of those that rose to extraordinary wealth and then lost "big" during the global economic crash of 2008; also, it encounters the A-list celebrities, who are on reality TV and social media, the same influencers who shape our consumer desires and sense of self.



Special features:
-Q&A with director Lauren Greenfield
-Deleted Scenes
-Theatrical Trailer
Language
English (United States)
Country
United States
Year of release
2018
Subjects
American Studies
Keywords
consumerism; film essay; wealth

Credits

Director
Lauren Greenfield

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL, Blu-Ray DVD
Price
£9.99
Availability
Sale
Year
2018

Distributor

Name

Dogwoof Pictures

Email
oli@dogwoofpictures.com
Web
http://www.dogwoof.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7395 1217
Fax
020 7900 3270
Address
2nd Floor, 1A Neal’s Yard
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9DP
Notes
Dogwoof is an independent distributor specialising in quality films from around the world that raise awareness, trigger change, and get people involved. The main focus is socially conscious films including THE AGE OF STUPID, THE END OF THE LINE, BURMA VJ and BLACK GOLD. Sale on DVD. In Autumn 2011 Dogwoof launched Popup Cinema (http://popupcinema.net/) to allow non-theatric screenings of their just-released and classic titles.
 

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