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Consumption + Alternatives

The best films on consumerism, economic growth and alternative lifestyles.

We live in a society in which we are constantly given the impression that there is a direct connection between consumption and happiness. The more, the better!

There are many names for this phenomenon: affluent society, consumer society, throwaway society…

It is often forgotten that our choices not only affect us, but also our environment, as through the use of resources consumption contributes significantly to environmental pollution.

In a world where abundance is celebrated, it is not always easy to resist the pull of excessive consumption.

Find more information and inspiration on consumer society and alternatives such as do-it-yourself, sharing economy and local currencies in the films in this section.

«It all depends on whether you have things, or they have you.»

Robert Andrew Cook

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