Still from Malls R Us
Still from Malls R Us

Malls R Us

by Helene Klodawsky
The Malling of the planet is happening, complete with greenwashing!!
2009  ·  1h25m  ·  Canada
About the Film
What do Al Gore, science fiction, gothic cathedrals 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 center. Mixing nostalgia, architectural ambition, pop culture and politics, MALLS-R-US travels from North America, the mall’s origins, to its most impressive newer hosts: Dubai, Poland, Japan and India. We meet some of the world’s most renowned contemporary retail architects and developers who explain how malls are the medium through which the 21st century will rebirth cities, inspire monument building, unite mankind and even help the planet grow green!
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Festivals and Awards
27th International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), Nomination
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About the Director

Helene Klodawsky

Helene Klodawsky has been writing and directing feature length documentary and narrative films for over 20 years. Her films have been screened and televised around the world, and have received more than 25 honours, including awards from the Academy of Canadian Cinema, Hot Docs, Les Rendez-vous du Cinema Quebecois, the Jerusalem International Film Festival, the San Francisco International Film Festival, and the Mannheim International Film Festival. Helene is a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.  Reviews and articles about Helene’s work have appeared in many periodicals, including The Globe and Mail, National Post, New York Times, Newsweek International, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, La Presse, Nouvelle Observateur, The Independent, BBC News Service, Hindu Times, Asian Tribune, Art In America, Art Forum and Chatelaine.

Helene Klodawsky is a member of Doc Organization, the Writer’s Guild of Canada, Réalisatrices Équitables, and the Quebec Executive of the Director’s Guild of Canada.

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