Stuff...and more stuff
We went to the Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the Natural History Museum again this year. Maybe it's just me, but the films seemed less interesting than before. There were too many time-lapse sequences of plants growing and clouds streaming across the sky, too many still photos assembled into Ken Burns-ish documentaries. Plus I was really annoyed by technical issues caused by low-quality video, like jagged edges (pix elation) and bad lighting. Bitch, bitch, bitch... Sorry, I really am glad we went, just disappointed by several of the films.
The most interesting and enjoyable one was The Story of Stuff, an animated—in both senses of the word—description of how we're trapped in our culture's hamster-wheel of work-buy-throw away.
The 20-minute video fortunately is available on the web, so you can see for yourself. This short trailer gives you a taste of it.
If you're convinced, and want to know what you can do to change things, the film's website has links to helpful resources.
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