March 23, 2011
[This film] probes our relationship with the material world through three Americans' relationships with their "stuff." Michele Gitlin has 700 sweaters. In touch with the pain as well as the pleasure of over-collecting, she calls Ron Alford, the "Disaster Master," for help. Ron, a de-cluttering expert who coined the term "disposophobia" and believes that 'clutter begins in the head, and ends up on the floor,' determines that Michele is indeed a hoarder. We follow Ron as he visits a retired marine (who owns 7,800 Beanie Baby dolls), and a Home Shopping Network addict whose purchases have made his apartment unlivable. [This film] is a meditation on material culture, consumerism, mental illness and the social fabric of our lives.
For many reasons we acquire way too much stuff. This documentary delves into our hidden needs for stuff and also shows us the dependency we attach to our stuff. ~Mike
Released in 2010
Askwith Media Library 54107-D 36 minutes
Posted by mcmike at March 23, 2011 08:54 AM