Thank You For Smoking (2005) Review

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Thank You For Smoking is 2005 satire/comedy from Director Jason Reitman starring Aaron Eckhart as Nick Naylor, the top Lobbyist of the Tobacco-Industry. It starts with a American talk show where Robin, a 15 year old cancer patient, is brought in as an example of how dangerous cigarettes can be. On the one side we have the President Of Mothers Against Teen Smoking, The Chairwoman of the Lung Association and a Top Aide from Health and Human Services, on the other side however, sits Nick Naylor.

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Plastic Paradise

The 20th century was shaped by a new world of cheap, convenient and disposable products. The lead, takes certainly the material called plastic. Scientists invented it and presented it as a perfect creation, because its indestructible. Particularly, it served the American army in the world war 2, when 85% of the plastic production was made for the military.

Nowadays you are often confronted with terms like “plastic islands” in the ocean. Nobody knows how they look like nor where they are – but does this problem even exist?

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The True Cost (2015)

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“The world now consumes about 80 billion new pieces of clothing every year. This is 400% more than the amount we consumed just two decades ago. “ The True Cost examines the real cost of fast fashion and garment production in the 21st century from a variety of aspects, these include the environmental impact, the health and social impact upon workers, the economic reasons behind why these conditions are so common and the psychological reasons detailing how the consumer impacted the rise of fast fashion.

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Summary of Wuppertal Institute Designguide

The Designguide describes the need of producing environmentally friendly  and sustainable products. It should help to educate new generation of designers which would think more carefully about the product sustainability. Over the 20th century designers mostly designed products that couldn’t be reused or recycled. And what more, the marketing of these products enhanced the constant consumption. The consumers got used to products with short life spans.

Before the Flood – review

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In the year 2014, Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated as a United Nations. This title is given by OSN activities. It was the first time that Martin Scorsese (director) and Fisher Stevens (producer) came to the scene. As Leonardo DiCaprio describes: 

“We went to every corner of the globe to document the devastating impacts of climate change and questioned humanity's ability to reverse what may be the most catastrophic problem mankind has ever faced.” [1]

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Eating Animals

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My summery is about vegetarianism. I'm not a vegetarian myself, but I'm very interested in the topic of eating less meat to save the world. Unfortunatly only the first few chapters were available for me, so I did my summary about the first two chapters. 

Eating Animals

Human experiment

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The Human Experiment

„We all heve the power to influence the terms of our mortality. We can speed up the course oft he inevitable. Some of us smoke or drink. We fly in airplanes, drive cars. We may decide to surf big waves or to take up base jumping as a hobby. It´s called  „risk.“ We calculate the odds and make a deal with destiny. But what about the risks that are hidden from us?“

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