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Oakland: McLibel Film Screening
Date Wednesday June 28
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway, below Pill Hill
http://www.HumanistHall.net
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorChristine
McLIBEL

Presented by Christine Morrissey
East Bay Animal Advocates

Two activists take on McDonald’s in the longest trial in English history. This documentary film tells the inside story of how a single father and a part-time bar worker took on the McDonald’s Corporation. Filmed over three years, the documentary follows Helen Steel and Dave Morris as they are transformed from anonymous campaigners against the fast food giant into unlikely global heroes. Struggling to defend themselves, the pair face infiltration by spies, secret meetings with corporate executives, 40,000 pages of background reading, and a visit from Ronald McDonald. Using interviews with witnesses and reconstructions of key moments in court, the film examines the main issues of the trial -- nutrition, animals, advertising, employment, the environment -- and the implications for freedom of speech. This film is not about hamburgers. It’ s about the remorseless power of multinational corporations.
http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/mclib.html

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

$5 donations are accepted
Added to the calendar on Monday Jun 5th, 2006 7:52 PM

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