What kind of change maker are you?
change makers in the form of film makers. Three new films on major contemporary justice issues in India
The Story of Stuff! An oldie but a goodie!
This is a classic example of animated storytelling and enjoyable to watch. Short YouTube documentaries like this seem to have become the way people acquire information in the digital age, which can be great but also makes me worry sometimes… just because it’s easy to acquire info in this way doesn’t mean it’s important or what we need to be focussing our attention on or that the message is trustworthy and worthwhile.
But the truth is, it’s a system in crisis, and the reason it’s a system in crisis is it’s a linear system and we live on a finite planet, and you cannot run a linear system on a finite planet indefinitely. 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.
There is also a longer, 20 minute version of the Story of Stuff video that is worth taking the time to watch: