This film is a remix/mash-up of material from various sources, which are all credited at the end. Particular thanks to the 2006 BBC production of "Big Ideas That Changed the World: Consumerism", the academic studies cited in the credits, and Erin Janus for narration content. Again, this is just a non-profit remix/mashup - with all sources credited, and no copyright infringements (501c3 educational film use).
Does the philosophy of materialism work to destroy our identities, experience, and environment? Join narrator Daphne Ellis on a radical romp through the evidence and decide for yourself.
"Very well done. A visual treat with its heart in the right place and a clear point of view."
Peter Davis - Academy Award-winning Director of "Hearts and Minds".
"Handsomely assembled and narrated with articulate insight, Escape! From the Cult of Materialism is an intelligent and thought-provoking film." - TopDocumentaryFilms.com
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The preference for experiences over possessions: Measurement and construct validation of the Experiential Buying Tendency Scale
Ryan T. Howell, Paulina Pchelina and Ravi Iyerb
The Journal of Positive Psychology Vol. 7, No. 1, January 2012, 57–71
The mediators of experiential purchases: Determining the impact of psychological needs satisfaction and social comparison
Ryan T. Howell and Graham Hill
The Journal Of Positive Psychology Vol. 4 , Iss. 6,2009
Experientialism, Materialism, and the Pursuit of Happiness
Leaf Van Boven University of Colorado at Boulder
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The Influence of Materialistic Values on Consumers’ Pro-Envrionmental Post-Purchase Behavior.
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Media, Materialism, and Human Happiness
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How Social Influence Mediates Media Effects on Adolescents’ Materialism.
Stella C. Chia
Communication Research 2010; 37; 400 originally published online Apr 7, 2010
Materialism as an attempt to cope with uncertainty.
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