POSSESSED: When 'things' begin possessing you

POSSESSED: When 'things' begin possessing you

Gregory Han
Mar 11, 2008

Slapped onto the back of a van near the front of our apartment is a bumpersticker that proclaims, "The Best Things in Life... aren't things!" We find the bumpersticker wisdom quite true and words to live by. Filmmaker Mike Hampton documentary, 'POSSESSED', shows the unfortunate circumstances when the collection of "things" overtakes the lives of four packrats...

'POSSESSED' enters the complicated worlds of four hoarders; people whose lives are dominated by their relationship to possessions. The film questions whether hoarding is a symptom of mental illness or a revolt against the material recklessness of consumerism. When does collecting become hoarding and why do possessions exert such an influence on our lives?

Watch the film here and get ready for some spring cleaning plans afterward.

[via Boing Boing]

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