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Escape from affluenza [videorecording] / a co-production of KCTS Television and John de Graaf; producers, John de Graaf and Vivia Boe; writer and editor John de Graaf

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FVTC Documentary DVDs

HF5415.33 .U6 E74 2005



Material Type
Seattle : KCTS Television ; Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films, c2005.

More Details

1 videodisc (56 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details
Sequel to the PBS special "Affluenza", first aired in 1998. New special features copyrighted in 2005.
Special features: "Your money, your life, & your country" (21 min.), an interview with Vicki Robin, author, "Debt solutions" (10 min.), an interview with Bill Liendecker, consumer credit counselor, "Simplicity, the path within" (18 min.), an interview with Cecile Andrews, voluntary simplicity expert; "Uncommercials" from Adbusters (3 min.) ; on the DVD-ROM portion: a teacher guide and a viewer guide in .pdf format.
Jones's surrender -- Back to the land -- History of affluenza -- How much do we consume? -- Jean & Dick Roy cut back -- Ron Simons volunteers -- Fred Brown changes career -- Schneider-Chen family -- David Galvin's commute -- Evy McDonald, Simple Living author -- Cecile Andrews, Simple Living guru -- Cal De Witt looks to nature -- Simple living, an American tradition -- Affluenza on the rise -- Quality of life -- Dutch example -- GAP ecoteams -- consumer credit counseling service.
Taking off where the documentary Affluenza ends, this television production shows ways individuals are combating consumerism and 'affluenza', including the voluntary simplicity movement. Hosted by Wanda Urbanska, co-author of Simple living.
Local Note
Fox Valley Technical College
Consumption (Economics) -- United States.
Advertising -- Social aspects -- United States.
Materialism -- United States.
Consumers -- Attitudes.
Advertising -- Psychological aspects.
Marketing -- Social aspects.
Marketing -- Psychological aspects.
Youth -- Attitudes.
Advertising and children -- United States.
Finance, Personal.
Bankruptcy -- United States.
Advertising -- History -- 20th century.
Conduct of life.
Human ecology.
Consumption (Economics) -- Social aspects.
Consumer behavior -- Social aspects.
Added Author
De Graaf, John.
Boe, Vivia.
Urbanska, Wanda, 1956-
Robin, Vicki.
Liendecker, Bill.
Andrews, Cecile.
Independent Television Service.
Media Foundation (Organization)
KCTS (Television station : Seattle, Wash.)
Bullfrog Films, Inc.