The Story of Stuff
A great insight into the behaviour of our current society.
The thing that made the most impact from this story was the fact it described everything that was going on in our planet, the one concept that affects the entire planet.
The movie presents a fundamental concept as to why we have climate change, are battling with our large CO2 emissions, our reliance on non-renewable fossil fuels, the plight of those trying to protect the environment, consumerism and how our economy works, and also on a personal level how we get caught up in it, sometimes without realising it or questioning which leads our way of life down a path which is not sustainable.
Whilst these topics all presented in one sounds depressing, this deep message is presented in a light hearted way without missing the point and backing up statements with fact.
In a simple and straight to the point message TSOS tells you how it is and in that, what needs to be done to get ourselves and the planet off this terrible hamster wheel we are on.
From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff 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!