Generation Wealth
2018
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Director: Lauren Greenfield
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During her 25-year career, photographer Lauren Greenfield has documented the lives of the rich and famous and the wannabe rich and famous. In preparation for a book release, she looks at her back catalogue and discovers the dark underbelly of the American Dream, blind pursuit of wealth by any means necessary. Greenfield’s documentary starts as a captivating depiction of consumerist decadence. She then veers off to look at topics like sexualisation and plastic surgery, and then comes around to focus on herself, her relationship with her parents and her children. The resulting film is interesting but unfocused and overlong.