Manchester Film Co-op would like to invite you to a screening of Cosmia Dannoritzer’s film ‘The Light Bulb Conspiracy” and post screening discussion. This is the story of companies who engineered their products to fail. As the Christmas season approaches and we spend spend spend, take an evening off to contemplate planned obsolescence.
Once upon a time….. products were made to last. Then, at the beginning of the 1920s, a group of businessmen were struck by the following insight: ‘A product that refuses to wear out is a tragedy of business’ (1928). Thus Planned Obsolescence was born. Shortly after, the first worldwide cartel was set up expressly to reduce the life span of the incandescent light bulb, a symbol for innovation and bright new ideas, and the first official victim of Planned Obsolescence.
Doors: 18:30 (Film begins 19:00 sharp).
Entry: Solidarity (optional) £7, Regular £5, Student/low wage £3, Unwaged: donation.