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The Big One

Date:
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Florence
Email:
Phone:
510-681-8699
Location Details:
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway
http://www.HumanistHall.org


Film evenings begin with optional potluck refreshments and social hour at 6:30 pm,
followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by a discussion after the film.

THE BIG ONE
by Michael Moore

This hilarious cross-country road movie plumbs the depths of corporate America asking the question: at a time when corporations are posting record profits, why are so many Americans still in danger of losing their jobs? Searching America's heartland, armed only with a camera, a wickedly funny sense of humor, and sympathy for the American worker, Michael Moore embarks on a one-man campaign to persuade Fortune 500 companies to reconsider their downsizing decisions. Michael Moore encountered a different picture of America from the one painted by large U.S. corporations which boasted that profits were up, unemployment was down, and the stock market was booming. "Every city I went to, people would tell me stories," he says. "Stories about how their company just posted a record profit and they lost their job; about how they had to work two jobs and still couldn't make enough to get by. Everyone was afraid they'd be downsized next. It was clear that even though things were better for corporate America, the 'good-times' were not trickling down to the rest of the country." He concludes that working people have to take action: "Ultimately.... a democracy is, after all, only as good as its participants. If it becomes a spectator sport, it's all over."

Wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street

$5 donations are accepted


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