Official Trailer for Lauren Greenfield's Superb Doc 'Generation Wealth'
"I noticed that know matter how much people had - they still wanted more." Amazon has debuted a trailer for the superb documentary Generation Wealth, from photographer / filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (also of The Queen of Versailles). This first premiered at the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals, and it's an outstanding doc about how our obsession with money has actually gotten worse, and destroyed more lives, than anything positive. Greenfield takes a long-form look at her photography work, by examining a series of shots she took of wealthy kids in Los Angeles and following up with them today to see where they are. In addition, she profiles other wealthy (and formerly wealthy) people and asks them what it means to them. I adore this doc because it perfectly posits how greed will be America's downfall, with endlessly compelling examples of people good and bad. If you aren't actually aware just yet, maybe this film will open your eyes.
Here's the trailer (+ poster) for Lauren Greenfield's documentary Generation Wealth, from YouTube:
For the past 25 years acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles, Thin, kids+money, # likeagirl) has travelled the world, documenting with ethnographic precision and an artist’s sensitivity a vast range of cultural movements and moments. Yet, after so much seeking and searching, she realized that much of her work pointed at one uniting phenomenon: wealth culture. With her new film, Generation Wealth, she puts the pieces of her life’s work together for in an incendiary investigation into the pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen. Spanning consumerism, beauty, gender, body commodification, aging and more, Greenfield has created a comprehensive cautionary tale about a culture heading straight for the cliff’s edge. Generation Wealth, simultaneously a deeply personal journey, rigorous historical essay, and raucously entertaining expose, bears witness to the global boom-bust economy, the corrupted American Dream and the human costs of capitalism, narcissism and greed. Generation Wealth is directed by photographer / filmmaker Lauren Greenfield, of the doc The Queen of Versailles previously. This first premiered at the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals earlier this year. Amazon will release the doc in select theaters starting July 20th this year.
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
QUEEN OF VERSAILLES was amazing. I hope this is also on par.
DAVIDPD on Apr 4, 2018
I noticed that "know" matter how much people had - they still wanted more. Misspelling. It's "No" instead of "know"
tarek on Apr 5, 2018
I mean...do we truly need a doc to tell us this? "Money is the root of all evil" has been around for Idk how long. I feel like the message is thinly veiled behind this exploitation of ridiculously wealthy characters. Don't get me wrong, greed is never satisfied, but I feel like that's obvious. Also if wealth is so dangerous, should the world really be focused on the equal distribution of it? I feel like there's conflicting/hypocritical messages here....
THE_RAW_ on Apr 5, 2018
You can't change human nature. the pursuit of wealthiness is hard coded in our genes... ;D It's the eternal struggle between the animal and the spiritual natures of human kind.
tarek on Apr 5, 2018
To me, a documentary should be balanced. Showcase both sides, not just the side you're wanting to draw attention to. What about the wealthy people that have done good in the world? Bill Gates etc? (Also subjective I guess...) I think the President was elected due to opposing party sabotaging their own party candidates and the whole "email thing". It created such a sense of distrust and uncertainty people went with the extreme polar opposite: A "wealthy" and "successful" egotistical celebrity. I also think Democrat voters thought they had it in the bag, so their side didn't show up to vote. Lesson learned. I think people should have help when they need it, but you have to be careful of people who take advantage of the system simply out of laziness. There's a great organization in my area that actually helps EDUCATE struggling families on managing their finances, job seeking etc, in addition to a food pantry and clothing provisions. Yes, people should definitely be helped when they're struggling, but they should also be provided with the education on how to rise above it. And you're right, ultimately the human race is so focused on self-preservation, we're not responsible enough to distribute wealth equally. People want what's best for themselves and everyone else can burn. People don't care about anyone but themselves, hence greed, corruption and blaming everyone else. No one wants to take responsibility for anything anymore.
THE_RAW_ on Apr 6, 2018
LOL! Fair enough. It's a discussion for another time.
THE_RAW_ on Apr 9, 2018
Obviously, the world needs more socialists and Marxists, as this trailer clearly shows ...
shiboleth on Apr 5, 2018
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