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Released 2007
Episodes 622
Director Louis Fox
Narrator Annie Leonard
Length 20 minutes
Producer Erica Priggen
The Story of Stuff is an attractive, animated video short by Annie Leonard which focues on consumer 'durables' to look at planned obsolescence and the short term thinking of the linear economy which does not respect natural limits such as the finite resources of the earth or its capacity to absorb toxic waste. It has been widely praised for its common sense approach, though some groups have criticized it as "Anti-American" because it implies that Americans "use more than our share."