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THE IGUAZU EFFECT and BLOODLETTING: LIFE DEATH HEALTHCARE
Date Wednesday July 06
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street, Midtown Oakland
between Telegraph and Broadway, below Pill Hill
parking next door off both 27th and 28th Streets
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorSteve Zeltzer
THE IGUAZU EFFECT

In 2001, Telefonica, the national telephone company of Spain, sold its major subsidiary named Sintel as a part of the globalization process of the country: about 1800 workers were laid off. The people driven out from the most stable jobs to the streets built a "Camp of Hope" in the middle of flourishing downtown of Madrid and started the struggle which went on for 187 days. Workers from all over the country felt a little strange about the situation, but as they ate and slept together, they formed a solidarity community. The title "Iguazu Effect" means that a fisher man doesn't realize the danger or is fooled by the calmness of a river, until he gets to the verge of a waterfall. This is a metaphor of workers' situation in the wild globalization age. The Director is Pere Joan Ventura.

BLOODLETTING: LIFE DEATH HEALTHCARE

What happens when a filmmaker borrows a camera to explore healthcare? It becomes personal. BLOODLETTING is about a filmmaker, Lorna Green, who travels to Cuba to investigate its healthcare system, only to return home where two family members, uninsured by their employers, develop illnesses. The film reveals the cruel underbelly of America's healthcare system. http://www.lornagreen.org

The Films are FREE but $5 donations are accepted.

Before and after the film, everyone's invited to indulge in our Humanist Coffee House

Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jun 21st, 2005 2:56 AM

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