Money talks... Teens in Los Angeles discuss money: getting it, spending it and learning to live without it. An short film by award-winning filmmaker and photographer Lauren Greenfield, ‘kids + money’ is a conversation with young people from diverse Los Angeles communities about the role of money in their lives. From rich to poor, Pacific Palisades to East L.A., kids address how they are shaped by a culture of consumerism.
Lauren Greenfield is an American artist, documentary photographer and documentary filmmaker. She graduated from Harvard in 1987 and started her career as an in-tern for National Geographic. Her first feature-length documentary film Thin (2006) was nominated for an Emmy and in 2008 she directed multiple festival award winner Kids + Money and in 2011 Beauty CULTure. Her photographic work and films generally deals with issues relating to the influence of popular culture on how we live.
2008, 32', color, video
David Rush Morrison
Andrew Feltenstein, John Nau, Colin Wolf
Festivals & Awards:
Chicago International Television Awards - Golden Hugo; AFI International Shorts Competition - Audience Award; KIDS FIRST! FF - Best Documentary Short; Ann Arbor FF - Best Documentary; Michael Moore Award; Newport IFF - Shorts Audience Award