Bullfrog Films • 55m
Directed by John de Graaf and Vivia Boe • Documentary • 1997 • 56 minutes
AFFLUENZA is a groundbreaking film that diagnoses a serious social disease—caused by consumerism, commercialism and rampant materialism—that is having a devastating impact on our families, communities, and the environment. We have more stuff, but less time, and our quality of life seems to be deteriorating.
The program ends with a prescription to cure the disease. A growing number of people are opting out of the consumer chase, and choosing 'voluntary simplicity' instead. They are working and shopping less, spending more time with friends and family, volunteering in their communities, and enjoying their lives more.
"An intelligent and original take on very serious issues—No one's done this better."—Deanna Kamiel, Film Professor, New School for Social Research
Up Next in Bullfrog Films
After the Spill
Directed by Jon Bowermaster • Documentary • 2016 • 62 minutes
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the coast of Louisiana. Five years later the Deepwater Horizon exploded and spilled more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the worst ecologic disaster in North American hist...
Directed by Martha Shane & Lana Wilson • Documentary • 2014 • 88 minutes
Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in May 2009, there are only four American doctors left who openly provide third-trimester abortions. AFTER TILLER paints a complex, compassionate portrait of these ...
An Ecology of Mind
Directed by Nora Bateson • Documentary • 2011 • 60 minutes
AN ECOLOGY OF MIND is a portrait of Gregory Bateson, celebrated anthropologist, philosopher, author, naturalist, and systems theorist. His story is lovingly told by his youngest daughter, Nora, with footage from Gregory's own films shot ...