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Once upon a time….. products were made to last. Then, at the beginning of the 1920s, a group of businessmen were struck by the following insight: 'A product that refuses to wear out is a tragedy of business' (1928). Thus Planned Obsolescence was born.

Shortly after, the first worldwide cartel was set up expressly to reduce the life span of the incandescent light bulb, a symbol for innovation and bright new ideas, and the first official victim of Planned Obsolescence. During the 1950s, with the birth of the consumer society, the concept took on a whole new meaning, as explained by flamboyant designer Brooks Stevens: 'Planned Obsolescence, the desire to own something a little newer, a little better, a little sooner than is necessary…'. The growth society flourished, everybody had everything, the waste was piling up (preferably far away in illegal dumps in the Third World) – until consumers started rebelling…

Can the modern growth society survive without Planned Obsolescence? Did the eternal light bulb ever exist? How can a tiny chip 'kill' a product? How did two artists from New York manage to extend the lives of millions of iPods? Is Planned Obsolescence itself becoming obsolete?

Informations à propos du film...

“The Light Bulb Conspiracy” has won a variety of prices:

- Best Documentary on 'Science, Technology and Education', GZDOC 2010, China
- Best Documentary, Spanish Television Academy Awards, 2011
- Best Film, SCINEMA 2011, Australia5
- Best Feature Documentary, Filmambiente 2011, Brazil6
- Maeda Special Prize, NHK Japan Prize 20117
- Ondas Internacional 2011, Spain
- Special Jury Mention, FICMA 2011, Spain
- Finalist, Focal International Awards 2011, London, U.K.
- Finalist, Magnolia Awards, Shanghai TV Festival 2011, China
- Finalist, Prix Europa 2011, Berlin

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Réalisation: Cosima Dannoritzer, Jürgen Reuss
Pays: France, Espagne
Année: 2010
Durée: 75 minutes
Langue (audio): espagnol, français, allemand, italien, hongrois, norvégien, suédois et finnois
Langue (sous-titres): espagnol, français, allemand, italien, hongrois, norvégien, suédois et finnois
Screening Rights: Mediapro />

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