For the past 25 years acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of
Versailles, Thin, kids+money, #likeagirl) has travelled the world, documenting with
ethnographic precision and an artist’s sensitivity a vast range of cultural movements and
Yet, after so much seeking and searching, she realized that much of her work pointed
at one uniting phenomenon: wealth culture. With her new film, Generation Wealth,
she puts the
pieces of her life’s work together for in an incendiary investigation into the pathologies that have
created the richest society the world has ever seen.
Spanning consumerism, beauty, gender, body
commodification, aging and more, Greenfield has created a comprehensive cautionary tale about
a culture heading straight for the cliff’s edge. Generation Wealth, simultaneously a deeply
personal journey, rigorous historical essay, and raucously entertaining expose, bears witness to
the global boom-bust economy, the corrupted American Dream and the human costs of
capitalism, narcissism and greed.