The Story of Stuff, originally released in December 2007, is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the Stuff in your life forever.
This is the official description from the film’s website or IMDb page.
“This film activates people to change. It’s not so dismal that you feel despairing—as Annie says, ‘It’s not like gravity that we just gotta live with. People created it, and we’re people too. So let’s create something new.’ You’re left feeling, ‘Let’s get started!’” – Cecile Andrews, Yes! Magazine
“The short movie with its fun and idea-clarifying animations lays out how stuff is made, distributed and discarded – the take-make-waste cycled as creator Annie Leonard calls it. It sums up our processes and problems in a smart, tidy package that has been a source of controversy as well as an educational tool for teachers.” – Jaymi Heimbuch, Treehugger
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