Reel Connections on the Environment: The Light Bulb Conspiracy

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This documentary uncovers how planned obsolescence has shaped our lives and economy since the 1920s when manufacturers deliberately started shortening the life of consumer products to increase demand. The film also looks at modern examples and profiles a new generation of consumers, designers, and business people who have started challenging the concept as an unsustainable economic driver. 

Join us for the 128 minute documentary, popcorn, and a short follow-up discussion. 

Supported by the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation.