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Surplus: Terrorized Into Being Consumers
Directed byErik Gandini
Written byErik Gandini
Produced byErik Gandini
CinematographyLukas Eisenhauer Carl Nilsson
Edited byJohan Söderberg
Music byDavid Österberg
Johan Söderberg
Release date
21 November 2003
Running time
54 min. (approx.)
CountrySweden
LanguagesSwedish
Spanish
English

Surplus: Terrorized Into Being Consumers is a 2003 Swedish documentary film on consumerism and globalization, created by director Erik Gandini and editor Johan Söderberg. It looks at the arguments for capitalism and technology, such as greater efficiency, more time and less work, and argues that these are not being fulfilled, and they never will be. The film leans towards anarcho-primitivist ideology and argues for 'a simple and fulfilling life'.

Synopsis

Opening

John Zerzan

RealDoll

Cuba

Internet

New Ethic

Credits

Views

See also: John Zerzan, anti-capitalism, and anti-globalization

It prominently features the views of anarcho-primitivist John Zerzan.

Talking Heads

Criticizes

Style

Surplus uses many montages.

Surplus overtly uses lip-synching to put words in the mouth of people who hold similar world powering positions. Examples of this are George W. Bush speaking for Adbusters, Fidel Castro mouthing the words of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: "I love this company! Yeah!"

Soundtrack listing


Locations

Awards

IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary, 2003 [1]

References

  1. ^ "Winnaars Mid-Length | IDFA". www.idfa.nl. Retrieved 2 December 2016.[dead link]