This investigative docuseries shows how negligence and deceit in the production and marketing of popular consumer items can result in dire outcomes. -This is the official description on RottenTomatoes.com (along with the episodes described.) Image source: Netflix.com.
Episodes of Broken: Season 1 Docuseries on Netflix:
- Makeup Mayhem; Influencer hype and scarcity marketing create conditions where counterfeit makeup thrives, tainted with bacteria, lead, arsenic — and worse.
- Vape; Initially designed for adult use, vaping has addicted teens to nicotine, thanks to hipster ads by startups like Juul. Now Big Tobacco’s cashing in.
- Deadly Dressers; Disposable-furniture makers like Ikea use eco-friendly images to hide their true costs: fatally flimsy construction, environmental ruin and more.
- Recycling Sham; Corporations market single-use plastic products as recyclable. In fact, much plastic recycling ends up as landfill — or on beaches in Southeast Asia.
Image source: RottenTomatoes.com
Interviews and cast of Broken documentary series include:
- Jenise Morgan -Producer, Narrator
- Juan Carlos Rulfo -Director, Writer
- Christopher Collins -Executive Producer
- Chris Cechin-De La-Rosa -Executive Producer
- Lexy Lebsack -Senior Beauty Editor of Refinery 29
- Matthew Meyers -President Campaign for Tobacco-free Kids
- Adam Bowan -Co-founder JUUL
- Caterina Mard Lowenadler -VP Ikea of Sweden
- Steve Wong -Fukutomi Recycling
Reviews of the Docuseries, Broken: Season 1
“Broken might just change the way you buy and consume things. They go in-depth into issues that the media have covered in a more cursory manner, leaving you shocked enough to want to take action.” – Decider, Joel Keller
“… it’s overall an interesting and informative docuseries, highlighting the real dangers the consumer goods industry poses to consumers and the planet itself.” – The Daily Dot, Siobhan Ball
Review by Rachel Avalon No matter how educated you may be on toxic capitalism, health, or sustainability, Netflix’s Broken (an investigative docuseries on production and consumerism) is stunning, start-to-finish. Not only is it a powerful conversation starter, the episodes on cosmetics, vaping, fast furniture, and recycling may very well propel you to call on legislators and corporations to step up. If you like this series of Broken, check out Netflix’s docuseries on Big Food, Rotten: Season 1 and Rotten: Season 2.
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