Are you the property of the state or are you a free soul under God? Are you really free person with rights granted by God, or are you a servant of the government obeying all of the whims of the politician slave masters?
This film is a remix/mash-up of material from various sources, which are all credited at the end. Particular thanks for narration content to the 2006 BBC production of "Big Ideas That Changed the World: Consumerism", the academic studies cited in the credits, and Erin Janus. Again, this is just a non-profit remix/mashup - with all sources credited, and no copyright infringements (501c3 educational film use).
Does the philosophy of materialism work to destroy our identities, experience, and environment? Join narrator Daphne Ellis on a radical romp through the evidence and decide for yourself.
"Very well done. A visual treat with its heart in the right place and a clear point of view." Peter Davis - Academy Award-winning Director of "Hearts and Minds".
"Handsomely assembled and narrated with articulate insight, Escape! From the Cult of Materialism is an intelligent and thought-provoking film." - TopDocumentaryFilms.com
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Experientialism, Materialism, and the Pursuit of Happiness Leaf Van Boven University of Colorado at Boulder Review of General Psychology 2005, Vol. 9, No. 2, 132–142
The Influence of Materialistic Values on Consumers’ Pro-Envrionmental Post-Purchase Behavior. Tilikidou, I. and Delistavrou, A. In: Cron, W.L. and Low, G.S. (Eds.) Marketing Theory and Applications, Proceedings of the 2004 American Marketing Association Winter Educators’Conference, vol. 15, Chicago IL., A.M.A., pp. 42-49
Media, Materialism, and Human Happiness Marsha L. Richins (1987) Advances in Consumer Research Volume 14, eds. Melanie Wallendorf and Paul Anderson, Provo, UT : Association for Consumer Research: 352-356
How Social Influence Mediates Media Effects on Adolescents’ Materialism. Stella C. Chia Communication Research 2010; 37; 400 originally published online Apr 7, 2010
Materialism as an attempt to cope with uncertainty. Chang, L. and Arkin, R. M. (2002), Psychol. Mark., 19: 389–406. doi:10.1002/mar.10016
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T.H.E.Y. try & Demonize Graffiti on a building/property,but actually ALL cities ARE Graffiti in the Natural Order of things! Man Always tries to Conquer nature, instead of living in Harmony wit' it. Man ALWAYS wants to build things,BIGGER buildings,Expensive type sh*t ,but it can NEVER compare to the Priceless Earth. Man doesn't Know how to live a SIMPLE existence. Human BEINGS always need to DO something! Man is NEVER satisfied wit" anything! Man is STINGY, ARROGANT,HAUGHTY, and causes Corruption on the planet in his attempts to subdue it. WISDOM is lacking. Too much Irrelevant sh*t is being pursued. This is those Intelligent Lyrics T.H.E.Y. don't want you to hear. - Wiz Hotep