This video explores the history and politics of garbage, a substance both hidden and omnipresent. To investigate the roots of our waste, the history of garbage from the 1800s to the post-WWII golden era of consumption, up through the contradictions of modern day recycling are looked at. Using interviews, scenes from massive dumps, and an array archival footage this film uncovers the links between modern industrial production, consumer culture and our disposable lifestyle.
Available for free* two-week loan from:
Learning Resource Center & Library
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Rd North
St. Paul MN 55155
651-757-2120 or 800-877-6300
*borrower pays return postage.