[act-ma] Thursday 1/21: "Let's Make Money" - Free UPandOUT film screening [☹"How much longer can we afford the rich?"☹♟]

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Wed Jan 20 08:23:38 PST 2016

"/Neoliberalism and war are two sides of the same coin/"

Booklets available☟ <#Booklets_available>
"/These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece 
the people/." ~Abraham Lincoln

*<http://rule19.org/films-2016/160121-LetsMakeMoney.pdf>**Let's Make Money
*/How much longer can we afford the rich?/**

[see trailer <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRQ2mJdg4no>]

Showing Thursday, Dec17, in Cambridge
[please download & distribute flyer 

Most of us don't know where our money is. One thing is for certain, it's 
is not in the bank we entrusted it to.

More than ever before, it has become clear that the markets affect us 
all. Produced by Erwin Wagenhofer ("/We Feed the World/") /*/*LET'S MAKE 
MONEY*/,*/ is an incredible odyssey that tracks our money through the 
worldwide finance system. It exposes the seamy underside of investment 
where the gain of the rich comes at the expense of everyone else; it 
graphically shows the human cost of high finance for its many victims 
around the globe.

"/In settings ranging from India to Austria, from Burkina Faso to 
Washington, D.C., the legacies of decades of relaxed credit, 
deregulation of markets, and privatization of public facilities are 
illustrated by concrete examples so bizarre, outsized, and chilling that 
you'd expect to find them in a science-fiction movie rather than a 
documentary. The testimonies of economic theorists, proponents of 
offshore tax havens, and even one 'economic hit man' combine to create a 
portrait of high stakes and shortsightedness, with war, mass migration, 
and ecological disaster as only a few of the downsides./" ~Sundance Film 
Festival Program

The film starts at the Ahafo mine in Ghana, West Africa, where vast 
areas are being blasted open. Gold is extracted from the rock in a 
tedious process, then smelted and flown directly to Switzerland. The 
spoils are divided up proportionally: 3% for Africa, 97% for the West. 
The mine was opened with the assistance of the World Bank.

"/The best time to buy is when there is blood on the streets./" ~Dr. 
Mark Mobius

"/It's estimated that currently 11.5 trillion dollars of private wealth 
is held offshore, managed from offshore, and avoids tax from offshore./" 
~John Christensen

      *Movie reviews*

"/An in-depth examination of the global economic and financial system in 
the age of neo-liberalism. Beautifully filmed...Wagenhofer seeks to 
illuminate the global economy for those of us who are kept in the dark; 
and yet suffer the consequences...Shown are the efforts of investors to 
make money, and with no consideration of ethics, much less the impact on 
human lives...An excellent film that will get audiences to raise many 
provocative questions. It's clear that we must join together to change 
this system...It deserves wide distribution./"
~Dr. Kim Scipes, Department of Sociology, Purdue University North Central

"/Let's Make Money is a dramatic and visual feast depicting the high 
flyers of global finance that fueled the economic meltdown juxtaposed 
powerfully with those around the planet who pay the price--the world's 
poor and struggling middle classes. The film follows the money--our 
money--as it travels through the global casino of financial markets and 
reckless speculation. Essential viewing for anyone who wants to 
understand the roots of the global financial crisis./"
~Chuck Collins, Senior Scholar, Institute for Policy Studies, co-Author, 
The Moral Measure of the Economy

"/The film presents, quite literally, a factory floor peek into thought 
processes of executives for growth, emerging markets, and 
efficiency....Outstanding content...A resounding enterprise. Highly 
~Michael Coffta, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Educational 
Media Reviews Online

"/It is a film of overwhelming power. It resembles an art film such as 
Koyaanisqatsi, Godfrey Reggio's haunting, wordless indictment of the 
frenzy of modern life/".
~Christopher Caldwell, Financial Times

"/A disturbing exploration of the 'new' global capitalism...This 
economic horror film is both shocking and revelatory. Highly recommended."/
~Video Librarian

"/How does money grow? This is the main question Erwin Wagenhofer tries 
to answer with this movie...This documentary is must-see for everybody 
willing to be responsible for his actions. It simply opens our eyes./"
~J. Epstein, The Incomplete News Project

"/Through simple, educative words and pictures of overwhelming intensity 
it explains how the tax haven of Jersey works, why there are 600,000 new 
houses in Spain not meant for anyone to live in and other details of the 
worldwide market that have led to our present financial crisis./"
~Andrea Dittgen, Sight and Sound

"/Dissects the philosophies and practices of the neo-liberal system to 
lay out the direct causes and contributing factors of the ravenous 
consumption that has led to global economic collapse. What might have 
seemed merely informative a year ago now takes on the character and 
significance of an autopsy report. A remarkable degree of access to 
central players in international finance, economic theory, and 
government policy...makes for many fascinating insights, particularly in 
light of the recent seismic shifts in the global economy. Lucid and 
cogent, with an important environmental undercurrent that runs 
throughout the film, *Let's Make Money* serves as a kind of time capsule 
for a failed economic model./"
~HotDocs Festival Program

"/[A] probing, penetrating and deeply critical look at the economic 
foundations of neo-liberalism./"

"/The most impressive cinematic work on the issue...crucial, devastating 
and inspired by rare intelligence in this era of political 
propaganda,*Let's Make Money *is a must-see./"
~DVD Drama

      Some of the characters you'll meet:

  * *Mark Mobius*, president of Templeton Emerging Markets, manages
    funds with a volume of about 12 billion dollars. He invests in
    emerging markets:
    "/I don't think the investor should be responsible for the ethics,
    the pollution or anything the company in which he has invested
    produces. That's not his job. His job is to invest and' earn money
    for his clients./"
  * *Mirko Kovats* is an investor and among the 15 richest Austrians. In
    the film he inspects an Indian firm.
  * *Terry Le Sueur* is the finance minister of Jersey and explains the
    development of the island from agriculture and tourism to
    international financial center and tax haven.
  * *Hermann Scheer*, winner of the alternative Nobel Prize and a member
    of German Parliament:
    /"In the end it's always the so-called man or woman on the street
    who's left paying the bills/."
  * *John Perkins* ("Economic Hitman)" describes US politics in
    developing countries based on economic interests.

/"Deprive a capitalist of his God-given right to lie and cheat and 
steal, and the poor sap stands a better than even chance of becoming one 
of the abominable wards of the state/" ~Lewis H. Lapham

    Booklets available

*Let's Make Money,* the movie    / *Neoliberal Globilization: Is there 
an alternative to plundering the earth?*


doors open 6:40; film starts promptly 7pm
243 Broadway, Cambridge - corner of Broadway and Windsor,
entrance on Windsor
rule19.org/videos <http://rule19.org/videos>

Please join us for a stimulating night out; bring your friends!
*free film & free door prizes
****[donations are encouraged]
*feel free to bring your own snacks and soft drinks - no alcohol allowed

"/You can't legislate good will - that comes through education/." ~ 
Malcolm X

*UPandOUT film series* - see rule19.org/videos <http://rule19.org/videos>

Why should YOU care? It's YOUR money that pays for US/Israeli wars - on 
Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Palestine, Libya. Syria, Iran, So America, etc 
etc - for billionaire bailouts, for ever more ubiquitous US prisons, for 
the loss of liberty and civil rights...


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