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Film:Profit and Nothing, But
Date Tuesday July 15
Time 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
Foundation for Global Community 222 High Street, Palo Alto (downtown)
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorAseem Das
Who said that the economy serves mankind? What is this world where the wealthiest two percent in rich countries, control everything? Raoul Peck contrasts the ‘triumphant capitalist’ system with the devastating reality in his native land, Haiti where its GNP for the next thirty years is roughly equivalent to Bill Gates fortune. The film's stark images of the lives of the damned on earth provide a striking backdrop for a pertinent, and impertinent, exploration of the profit motive and its consequences on our day to day lives, our history, and our outlook for the future. Directed by Raoul Peck, 52 mins, 2001. Followed by group discussion
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Feb 3rd, 2004 10:26 AM