Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Movie Premiere

This might be of interest to those of you trying to protect your impressionable imps from all the marketing that bombards them in the checkout lines, TV, and everywhere in between.

Consuming Kids
- The Commercialization of Childhood
The Linda, WAMC's Performing Arts Studio (339 Central Avenue, Albany, NY)

Co presented by the Honest Weight Food Co-op
and WAMC's Documentary Film Series

Thursday June 18, 7pm $6
Consuming Kids throws desperately needed light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine that now sells kids and their parents everything from junk food and violent video games to bogus educational products and the family car. Drawing on the insights of health care professionals, children's advocates, and industry insiders, the film focuses on the explosive growth of child marketing in the wake of deregulation, showing how youth marketers have used the latest advances in psychology, anthropology, and neuroscience to transform American children into one of the most powerful and profitable consumer demographics in the world. Consuming Kids pushes back against the wholesale commercialization of childhood, raising urgent questions about the ethics of children's marketing and its impact on the health and well-being of kids
Tickets available at thelinda.org or by calling 518-465-5233

Trailer: http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=maeXjey_ FGA

Following the film, the discussion will include these panelists:
  • Kathleen Crowley, Ph.D- Professor of Psychology at the College of Saint Rose
  • Chris Mercogliano- Author, educator, and former director of the Free School
  • Robin Voetterl, Ph.D- Professor of Education and Department Chair at Siena College

1 comment:

  1. Bummed I'm going to miss it. Out of town.

    If you go, please tell the nice people from the co-op that I was bummed to miss out and sorry that I couldn't bring my FUSSYlittlePOSSE to the event.

    Also, I'd encourage you to go early. The tasty coop treats are much better before they've been picked over.


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