On the Objectified web site the film is decribed as,
“a feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. It’s a look at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. It’s about the designers who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis. It’s about personal expression, identity, consumerism, and sustainability.
Through vérité footage and in-depth conversations, the film documents the creative processes of some of the world’s most influential product designers, and looks at how the things they make impact our lives. What can we learn about who we are, and who we want to be, from the objects with which we surround ourselves?”
The film includes interviews with such notables as Palo Antonelli of MOMA New York, Chris Bangle of BMW, Karim Rashid of – you guessed it – Karim Rashid, Rob Walker of The New York Times, and a number of other world wide designers.
There is another interesting review of the film in The Times of London, quoted above, where the author not only discusses the film but makes some observations about the current economic climate and its influence on the design profession.
The screening schedule shows that it will be shown in a number of places in the next few months and should be worth a look.