"FACES OF THE NEW WORLD" FILM FEST
Monday, November 12th
5th Ave. Cinemas (SW 5th and Hall)
This film festival is part of day long teach-in incorporating numerous speakers and discussion on globalization, the results of the 4th World Trade Organization ministerial this weekend in Qatar, affects on local communities, and opportunities for action. For a full schedule, contact Students for Unity at 503-725.8777. All screenings are free (donations accepted) and will be followed by discussion.
NOON: Life and Debt. Narrated by Jamaica Kincaid, Life and Debt explores the effects of global economic forces on Jamaica. It discusses indebtedness to the World Bank, a WTO ruling that has devastated the banana industry, and sweatshop conditions in factories exporting to the U.S. If you missed this critically acclaimed, lyrical film at its recent screening in Portland, here's your second chance.
5:30 P.M.: This is What Democracy Looks Like. A co-production of the Seattle Independent Media Center and Big Noise Films, THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE is a 70-minute documentary capturing the events of the November 1999 anti-WTO protests in Seattle. Cut from the footage of over 100 media activists, the film delivers an intensely political and emotional account of a week that changed the world.
"The documentary, like the protests, turns art into action..."
~ Village Voice
7:00 P.M.: Rulers of the New World. John Pilger's newest documentary addresses the effects of globalization by taking Indonesia as its prime example, a country described by the World Bank as a "moral pupil" until its 'globalized' economy collapsed in 1998. Under scrutiny are the new rulers of the world and the great multinationals and institutions that back them - the IMF and the World Bank. Under IMF rules, millions throughout the world lose their livelihood. Behind the hype of the new 'global' economy, the divisions between rich and poor have never been greater.
A discussion of what activists can do locally will follow the film; two U of O graduates who spent the summer in Indonesia talking to workers have been invited to moderate.