Movies for the 99% in Salinas

Movies for the 99%

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Why was an unregulated Wall Street allowed to crash the global economy in 2008, forcing the government to bail them out and now forcing working people to pay for the crisis they created?

Why is the American health care system more expensive per capita than any other country’s, with health outcomes much worse than in any other industrialized country?

America is a nation of immigrants. So why has there been such a negative backlash in recent years towards immigration?

What kind of a world are we leaving to future generations?

These are some of the questions we’ll be exploring in Movies for the 99%! An open-to-the-public film series intended to give a workers and people’s perspective on some of the most important issues of our day.

Each event will begin with a quick 5 minute introduction to the films. After each film, we will engage in a quick, informal discussion on the significance to our everyday lives.

Seeing these films will give any viewer a solid bedrock of understanding on the topic and will give us the opportunity to speak with each other, our coworkers and, communities about the world we want to live in. Hope to see you there!

Max Stone

In Unity,
Max Stone
SEIU Local 521 Monterey County Chapter Vice President

Movies will be shown at the SEIU Local 521 office:
334 Monterey Street in Salinas

Showtimes and Featured Films

*Film selection subject to change

Thursday, February 21 at 6:00 p.m.
A documentary by Michael Moore that investigates health care in the United States, focusing on its health insurance and pharmaceutical industry.

Thursday, March 7 at 6:00 p.m.
Featuring interviews with media analysts and cultural historians, Class Dismissed examines the patterns in TV’s depictions of the working class.

Thursday, April 11 at 6:00 p.m.
Based on the book by Juan Gonzalez, Harvest of Empire takes an unflinching look at the role that U.S. economic and military interests played in triggering an unprecedented wave of migration that is transforming our nation’s cultural and economic landscape.

Thursday, May 9 at 6:00 p.m.
A documentary that investigates how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism, and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system.

Thursday, June 6 at 6:00 p.m.
A look at the recession and financial collapse of 2008, this documentary investigates the causes of ruin and includes interviews with noted economists, financial reporters, Wall Street bankers and homeowners on the brink of foreclosure.

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