What Would Jesus Buy?

Documentary looks at consumer Xmas

As part of its Peace, Justice and Sustainability Film Series, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie will screen the 2007 documentary, What Would Jesus Buy?, on Friday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. The suggested donation is $5.

The Rev. Billy and his Stop Shopping Choir are the subject of a documentary to be shown on Dec. 1. (Photo by David Shankbone)

The film examines the commercialization of Christmas, materialism, over-consumption in U.S. culture, globalization and the business practices of corporations, as seen through the prism of activist and performance artist “Reverend Billy” Talen. A discussion will follow with Talen, who will also offer a blessing at the Fair Trade & Handmade Bazaar when it opens the next morning. The fellowship hall is located at 67 S. Randolph Ave.

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