Generation Wealth

The American dream just keeps getting more expensive.

Ottawa Premiere on August 17th!

A documentary that investigates the pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen.

Berlin International Film Fest, Sarasota Film Fest, and SXSW nominee!

“a poignant, insightful and worrying dispatch of the state of things today.” (The Big Issue)

“is all the more evidence of Greenfield’s masterful eye for people…a stunningly deeply resonant documentary” (RogerEbert.com)

Over the past 25 years, Lauren Greenfield's documentary photography and film projects have explored youth culture, gender, body image, and affluence. In this fascinating meld of career retrospective and film essay, Greenfield offers a meditation on her extensive body of work, structuring it through the lens of materialism and its increasing sway on culture and society in America and throughout the world. Underscoring the ever-increasing gap between the haves and the have-nots, her portraits reveal a focus on cultivating image over substance, where subjects unable to attain actual wealth instead settle for its trappings, no matter their ability to pay for it.
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