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dead malls
by @stumbler333
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Clip from "Malls R Us" - Segment featuring Deadmalls.comFilmed summer 2007, the documentary Malls R Us takes us to the mall, not just as a destination, but as a powerful profit-making venture. But, are developers going too far in pursuit of the next best mall, only to turn their profits and then dump the real estate, with no consideration for what was displaced, and what the future brings once the mall is abandoned. Careful thought and lessons learned in the United States are seemingly oblivious when the potential for profit is endless. I encourage you to watch this film! This clip features Deadmalls.com, with Peter Blackbird, Brian Florence, and Jack Thomas. For more information on this documentary, visit www.mallsrusmovie.com. And, www.deadmalls.com. ====== What do Al Gore, the Tower of Babel, science fiction, gothic cathedrals, artichokes and roller coasters have in common? All come together in Malls R Us, a feature documentary with a multiplex of reflections and revelations on one of North America's most popular institutions: the enclosed shopping centre. Shopping at the mall has become the most banal of experiences, but what is hidden behind the facade? Malls R Us mixes nostalgia, architectural ambition, pop culture and politics to decode the world of malls as reflections of our lifestyle, examining their history, their sometimes immoderate architectural choices, their social, cultural, and political dimensions. Malls R Us travels from North America, birthplace of the mall, to its newer incarnations in Dubai, Poland, Japan and India. A refreshing look at an astonishing phenomenon that has transformed our landscape. Produced and written by Hélène Klodawsky.
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