"The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns."
This is a great short film by activist Annie Leonard. She walks us through the entire lifecycle of our stuff... from extraction, to production, to distribution, to consumption and finally to disposal drawing connections between the economic, political and social interests that drive the whole system. Along with the cute and funny animations behind her, Leonard effectively brings clarity to a massively complicated issue. It is twenty minutes long but it is tremendously interesting and thought provoking. While I don't personally agree with everything she says, I feel she delivers her message earnestly, honestly and effectively. I highly recommend this video to everyone! Hopefully it will motivate you to make some changes in the way you live, but at the very least it will change the way you look at your stuff.
You can watch it at StoryOfStuff.com