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|SF Film- "Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?"|
|Date||Thursday September 27|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:30 PM|
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2781 24th Street
San Francisco, California 94110
(24th Street and Hampshire)
|hillary [at] globalexchange.org|
SF Screening Followed by Discussion with HEIST filmmaker Donald Goldmacher, Global Exchange’s ElectAdded to the calendar on Tuesday Sep 18th, 2012 5:05 PM
Democracy Campaign Director Hillary Lehr & San Francisco Labor Council Officer Hene Kelly
"HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream?" is stunning audiences across the globe, as it exposes the real truth behind the worldwide economic collapse, tracing its origins to a 1971 secret memo entitled Attack on American Free Enterprise System. Written over 40 years ago by the future Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell, at the behest of the US Chamber of Commerce, the 6-page memo, a free-market utopian treatise, called for a money fueled big business makeover of government through corporate control of the media, academia, the pulpit, arts and sciences and destruction of organized labor and consumer protection groups.
Today, politics is the playground of the rich and powerful, with no thought given to the hopes and dreams of ordinary Americans. No other film goes as deeply as HEIST in explaining the greatest heist of our time. Moving beyond the white noise of today’s polarizing media, HEIST provides viewers with a clear, concise and fact-based explanation of how we got into this mess, and what we need to do to restore our representative democracy.