The Light Bulb Conspiracy

Directed by Cosima Dannoritzer

DIRECTOR

Cosima Dannoritzer

COUNTRY

Spain, France

RUNNING TIME

75 mins

YEAR

2010

LANGUAGE

English, French, Catalan, Spanish, German with English subtitles

ABOUT THE FILM

Imagine a covert international cartel, dividing the world into areas of control, plotting to foist merchandise on the populace which will deliberately wear out far sooner than necessary. This is the history of the light bulb. And with variations, this is also the story of our Western consumer society. We’ve all heard “It can’t be repaired; buy a new one.” But planned obsolescence only makes sense if resources are unlimited, and people all over the world are rejecting it. Learn ingenious ways to thwart manufacturer’s plans, and find out how the anti-growth movement can change the economy.

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