Does the ever-lasting light bulb exist? How can a computer chip ‘kill’ a product? How did two artists from New York manage to get the lifespan of millions of iPods extended? This award-winning documentary traces a century of planned obsolescence, the secret mechanism at the heart of our consumer society.
The documentary … showcased how past industries have gone to great efforts to reduce the life span of products.
NEW YORK TIMES
The film was considered a ‘must see’ by many of our participants.
XAVER EDELMANN, PRESIDENT WORLD RESOURCES FORUM, DAVOS
‘The Light Bulb Conspiracy’ beautifully separates fact from myth as it charts the rise and evolution of planned obsolescence.
CUTTING EDGE NEWS, US
Best Film, SCINEMA 2011, Australia
Best Documentary, SPANISH TELEVISION ACADEMY AWARDS 2011
First Prize ‘Science, Technology and Education’, GZDOC 2010
Maeda Special Prize, JAPAN PRIZE 2011
Best Environmental Documentary, FESTIVAL DU FILM VERT SUISSE 2011
Best Journalistic Achievement, ÖKOFILMTOUR 2013
Finalist, FOCAL INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 2011
Finalist, PRIX EUROPA 2011