Social Capitalism


Lauren Greenfield

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

Lauren Greenfield is an American artist, documentary photographer and filmmaker. She graduated from Harvard in 1987 and started her career as an intern for National Geographic. Her first feature-length documentary Thin (2006) was nominated for an Emmy, in 2008 she directed Kids + Money, which won multiple festival awards and screened at 2009 ZagrebDox, and in 2011 the film Beauty CULTure. Her photographic works and films generally deal with issues relating to the influence of popular culture on the way we live.

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2008, 32', color, video

Directed by:
Lauren Greenfield

David Rush Morrison

Edited by:
Adam Parker

Andrew Feltenstein, John Nau, Colin Wolf

Lauren Greenfield

Produced by:
Lauren Greenfield

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