Art of the Real

We’re Not Broke

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Wed, May 22

6:30pm

We’re Not Broke
Karin Hayes , Victoria Bruce, 2012
USA | 90 minutes

Q&A with filmmakers Victoria Bruce and Karin Hayes, Lee Sheppard (Tax Attorney and Contributing Editor, Tax Notes), and James S. Henry (Economist and Author, The Blood Bankers)!

America is in the grip of a societal economic panic. Lawmakers cry “we’re broke!” as they slash budgets, lay off school teachers, police officers and firefighters, crumbling our country’s social fabric and leaving many Americans scrambling to survive. Meanwhile, multibillion-dollar American corporations like Exxon, Google and Bank of America are making record profits. And while the deficit climbs and the cuts go deeper, these corporations—with intimate ties to our political leaders—are concealing colossal profits overseas to avoid paying U.S. income tax. We’re Not Broke is the story of how U.S. corporations have been able to hide over a trillion dollars from Uncle Sam, and how seven fed-up Americans from across the country take their frustration to the streets… and vow to make the corporations pay their fair share. Producers/directors Karin Hayes and Victoria Bruce will be present to discuss how we got to this point and where we go from here.

Series: Art of the Real

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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