The Film Series
The film series will explore the history of labor in Michigan and critically examine the causes and fallout of the 2008 financial crisis. The films will screen at several Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti locations and feature guest facilitators and Q&A sessions.
Inside Job (2010, C. Ferguson)
“Inside Job (2010) is a documentary film about the late-2000s financial crisis directed by Charles H. Ferguson. The film was screened at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival in May and won the 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
Ferguson has described the film as being about ‘the systemic corruption of the United States by the financial services industry and the consequences of that systemic corruption.’ In five parts, the film explores how changes in the policy environment and banking practices helped create the financial crisis. Inside Job was well received by film critics who praised its pacing, research, and exposition of complex material.” (Inside Job entry, wikipedia.org)
Featuring – Political Economist, Tom Weisskopf (UM)
Featuring – Political Economist, Frank Thompson (UM)
Featuring – Lecturer in Sociology, Ian Robinson (UM)
A Social Forum on Rebuilding Working People’s Power
November 15th @ 7pm, Kalamazoo Room @ Michigan League (UM Campus)
The panelists will explore how the political class and big business have exploited the economic crisis to push anti-worker policies at all levels of government. The forum will also feature reports from social justice and community organizations, union leaders and students.
Featured panelists include:
Jane Slaughter (LaborNotes, Labor Journalist & Activist)
Tom Weisskopf (Political Economist – University of Michigan)
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