The Story of Stuff


Within my PhD research I'm exploring consumerism, and how within that, commodification affects our relationships with other people, and for Christian, our Christian identity and formation.

Yet after all the complex theories I have read, I have found that one of the simplest to follow and mot enduring resources for understanding our relationship to 'things', is the 'Story of Stuff'.

The 'Story of Stuff' is a "...20-minute film that takes viewers on a provocative and eye-opening tour of the real costs of our consumer driven culture—from resource extraction to iPod incineration."

You can view it here for free.

I think most of use don't ever think about our relationship to the things they buy, where they come from, and how the ways things are made and sold, shapes us. I couldn't recommend this movie more highly.