Surplus. Terrorized Into Being Consumers


Direction: Erik Gandini
Production: Erik Gandini
Photography: Lukas Eisenhauer, Carl Nilsson
Edition: Johan Söderberg
Country: Sweden, Finland
Year: 2003
Duration: 54′
Language: Swedish, English, Spanish
Valencian Premiere


Surplus points out different social movements such as: anti-system movement (primitivism), consumerism, capitalism and communism. The documentary also invites to take a side in the argument rather than keep yourself distant. Besides, it exposes the invalidity of the politics models than have been running the world and makes a parallelism of different views about consumerism and behaviours against the system.


Monday 15 | 21:00 | Docs a la Plaça

Erik Gandini (Sweden, 1967) is a director, producer, and writer born in Bergamo. He has directed numerous films and documentaries highlighting: Sacrificio: Who Betrayed Che Guevara? codirected with Tarik Saleh, Coral award winner in the Latin-American International New Film Festival in 2001; Surplus. Terrorized Into Being Consumers awarded in IDFA and Videocracy, award winning in TIFF, Sheffield, the Golden Graal and the Tempo Documentary Award in 2010. He is one of the founders of the Swedish company Atmo.



  • The Rebel Surgeon (2017)
  • The Swedish Theory of Love (2015)
  • Cosmopolitanism (2015)
  • Videocracy (2009)
  • Gitmo (2005)
  • Surplus. Terrorized Into Being Consumers (2003)
  • Sacrificio. Who Betrayed Che Guevara (2001)
  • Amerasians (1999)
  • IDFA. Silver Wolf Competition (2003)
  • One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. Czech Radio Award (2004)
  • Festival de Cine Europeo de Sevilla. Special Mention (2004)
  • Vila do Conde International Short Film Festival. Audience Award (2004)
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