Escape! From the Cult of Materialism - FULL PROGRAM

Published on Oct 14, 2016

Thanks to everyone who made this donation-funded film possible.

Does the philosophy of materialism work to destroy our identities, experience, and environment? Join narrator Daphne Ellis on a radical romp through the evidence and decide for yourself if you're in the cult and need to escape!

"Very well done. A visual treat with its heart in the right place and a clear point of view."

Peter Davis - Academy Award-winning Director of "Hearts and Minds".

"Handsomely assembled and narrated with articulate insight, Escape! From the Cult of Materialism is an intelligent and thought-provoking film." - TopDocumentaryFilms.com

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Ryan T. Howell and Graham Hill

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Leaf Van Boven University of Colorado at Boulder

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The Influence of Materialistic Values on Consumers’ Pro-Envrionmental Post-Purchase Behavior. 

Tilikidou, I. and Delistavrou, A.

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Stella C. Chia

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