"Consuming Kids" Documentary Screening
Apr 19, 2011
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
|Where||Decorah Public Library|
|Contact Name||Kristin Torresdal|
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Decorah Public Library will host a free public screening of the documentary “Consuming Kids” on Tuesday April 19 at 7 p.m. in the 2nd floor Mezzanine Gallery.
“Consuming Kids” illustrates 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.
For more information, call Decorah Public Library at 563-382-3717.