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Possessed: Inside the Mind of a Hoarder

Possessed: Inside the Mind of a Hoarder
Christine Huang

Rob Walker points us to the short documentary “Possessed”, a film directed by Martin Hampton that delves into the fascinating world of hoarders and their belongings. Martin tells the story of four individuals who can’t let go of their mounds of stuff, ranging from old furniture to memorabilia to completely valueless bits like used cotton swabs and trash. The film tries to get at what drives hoarding behavior, suggesting it may be a type of mental illness and/or an extreme reaction to reckless consumerism and a culturally-condoned obsession with material wealth and consumption. Martin made the film during a Visual Anthropology Masters at Goldsmiths College London, winning him a prize at BLIFF 2008 (Banja Luka International Film Festival bliff.net).

POSSESSED from Martin Hampton on Vimeo.

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