Stuffing Ourselves to Death
The Story of Stuff is Annie Leonard's brilliant deconstruction of our dangerous love afair with things. Following the process of extraction to production to disposal, the video offers one of the clearest and most concise breakdowns of the world according to current economic theory, which she reminds us, was, and is, intentionally constructed.
The 20 minute movie includes an amazing analysis of how media play a crucial role in the global linear system of production and waste. The animation stresses the importance of reinforcing nonlinear ways of perceiving our relationship with the world. In other words, in order to grasp the importance of the kind of system Annie discusses, we need to learn how to think in a more circular fashion.