Friday, March 14, in Knatvold Room, at University Unitarian Church, 6556 35th Avenue NE, Seattle, Wedgwood Meaningful Movies will show HEIST–Who Stole the American Dream? (76 min, Frances Causey & Donald Goldmacher, 2012)
HEIST is the powerful documentary that exposes the roots of the 2008 economic crisis and the destruction of the American dream. This film traces the worldwide economic collapse 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 U.S. 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.
Event is FREE (donations gratefully accepted) and open to the public. The film will be followed by a facilitated community discussion. HEIST…”has the virtue of taking the long view of a crisis that recent films like Inside Job and Too Big to Fail have only sketchily explored. It makes a strong case that government regulation of business is essential for democracy to flourish.” —Stephen Holden, New York Times
Doors open at 6:30 P.M. for light refreshments. Film begins at 7:00 P.M. Event ends at 9:00 P.M. More information is available at http://www.wedgwoodmeaningfulmovies.org