Must-See: The Story Of Stuff

Posted by on May 13, 2009 in Legacy | 3 Comments

I’ll keep this brief, as I’d love for you to consider taking the next 21 minutes to actually watch this video.

In The Story Of Stuff, Annie Leonard does a completely masterful job of illustrating how we get all our “stuff,” where it comes from and where it goes. To be frank, this might be the most important short film you see all year. Hopefully it will inspire you to pass it along and start the dialogue in your own specific circle.

Feel free to watch it here, below, or there’s a wonderful interactive presentation on the Story Of Stuff website.


If you liked that post, then try these…

The Story Of Dynamizer by Josh Allan Dykstra on July 10th, 2017

We Are What We Choose (2010 Princeton Baccalaureate Remarks by Jeff Bezos) by Josh Allan Dykstra on June 20th, 2010

Broke*: A Film About Music by Josh Allan Dykstra on January 14th, 2010


  1. Brian
    May 20, 2009

    The definitive critique to the Story of Stuff:

  2. benjamin morrison
    May 20, 2009

    that was a pretty cool little video. (albeit i though she went a little overboard on non-related propaganda at times, but still…) thanks!

  3. josh Allan
    May 20, 2009

    Hi Brian! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave that link. I think it’s very important for people to critically think about all the angles of these issues, so I really appreciate you giving us a way to see “the other side,” as it were.

    That said, like anything, I’m pretty sure we can always find “issues” with just about anything — at least, anything WE didn’t make ourselves. What’s important is that we can take what’s valuable from something like “The Story of Stuff” and use it to generate a healthy dialogue about our collective future.

    Ben, glad you liked (most of) it! ;-)


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