“...the culmination of a vast and obsessive body of work that digs into popular culture with an anthropological spade”
For the past 25 years, acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles) has travelled the world documenting cultural movements and moments. In hindsight, Greenfield realised that much of her work pointed to one uniting phenomenon: wealth culture.
Equal parts personal journey, grim historical document and guilty pleasure exposé, Generation Wealth bears witness to the global boom-bust economy, the corrupt American Dream and the human and societal costs of unchecked capitalism, narcissism and toxic materialism.
Turning her attention to consumerism, beauty, gender, body commodification, aging and more, Greenfield's newest film is a cautionary tale about a culture heading straight for the cliff’s edge.
"Greenfield’s enduring obsession with obsession has uniquely enabled her to explore the great, under-explored paradox of our time: How can such affluence do so little to address our fundamental dissatisfaction as human beings?" Variety Magazine
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