october, 2018

mon01oct7:00 pm"Generation Wealth" Screening and DiscussionWith Award-Winning Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield, on the Ethics of Wealth7:00 pm Bartos Theater - Building E15Program:Special Event


Event Details

How much money is enough? Why do so many of us want so badly to be “rich” — whatever that means? And what should an outstanding education, such as one can receive at MIT or Harvard, teach us about the ethics of wealth?

The Humanist Hub at Harvard and MIT presents a screening and discussion of the provocative and powerful 2018 film, “Generation Wealth,” on the second day of a 2-day MIT/Harvard humanist forum, “Capitalism Redefined: A Discussion of Wealth, Inequality & Ethics.”

Lauren Greenfield’s “Generation Wealth” is an extraordinary visual history of our growing obsession with wealth. Weaving two and a half decades of work into an epic narrative, Greenfield has created a revelatory cultural documentation of wealth for viewers to explore through a retrospective film, book and exhibition.

Provoking serious reflection, “Generation Wealth” is not about the rich, but about the desire to be wealthy, at any cost.

This free screening and discussion, with Greenfield and special guests, will take place from 7-9:30pm on Monday, October 1 at the MIT Media Lab’s Bartos Theater. The Bartos Theater is on the ground floor of the Wiesner Building on MIT campus (20 Ames Street Building E15, Atrium level, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139). The Wiesner Building is close to to Kendall Square.

Sponsored in part by Canon USA.



(Monday) 7:00 pm


Bartos Theater - Building E15

20 Ames Street