WorldCat Identities

Boe, Vivia

Works: 6 works in 31 publications in 1 language and 1,314 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Short films 
Roles: Director, Producer
Classifications: HC110.C6, 306.3
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Vivia Boe
Affluenza( Visual )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fascinating look at one of the greatest social maladies of our time: overconsumption and materialism. Hosted by National Public Radio's Scott Simon, the program explores both the comical and sobering aspects of our consumerism and its enormous impact on families, communities and the environment. With the help of historians and archival film, Affluenza reveals the forces that have dramatically transformed us from a nation that prizes thriftiness - with strong beliefs in 'plain living and high thinking' - into the ultimate consumer society"--Container
Escape from affluenza( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking off where the documentary Affluenza ends, this television production shows ways individuals are combating consumerism and 'affluenza', including the voluntary simplicity movement. Hosted by Wanda Urbanska, co-author of Simple living
Genetic time bomb( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the loss of genetic diversity in food crops, as farmers around the world grow hybrids instead of local varieties. Looks at efforts to collect, save, grow, and distribute rare and threatened seeds
The power of community : how Cuba survived peak oil ; Escape from affluenza ; Radically simple( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three films explore ways in which people can live without too much dependence on oil and other objects of mass-consumption. The power of community : how Cuba survived peak oil shows how ordinary Cubans worked together to survive and to thrive when oil and other imports radically declined after the fall of the Soviet Union and made the transition to a less oil-dependent nation peacefully and productively. Escape from affluenza and Radically simple feature pioneering people in the U.S. and abroad who are consuming less, living better, and helping to build truly rich and sustainable communities
Running out of time : time pressure, overtime, and overwork( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the social impact of time pressure and overwork on American society. Compares conditions in other countries and at other times (medieval serfs worked fewer hours than middle-class Americans.) and examines some solutions
Paying for transplants( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Looks at the controversial effort by the state of Oregon to cut government health costs. State leaders decided to end funding for residents needing expensive organ transplants, resulting in sometimes futile, frantic fundraising efforts to save their lives
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Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.15 for The power ... to 0.69 for Paying for ...)

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