Globalization

JUST_byTOPIC_heads_Global_orangeHurricaneSandyaerialofboardwalk_webGreedy Lying Bastards

89 min. | 2012 | One Earth Productions
DIRECTOR: Craig Rosebraugh


Sunday, March 2 | 3:00 pm | Theatre 4


Greedy Lying Bastards investigates the reason behind stalled efforts to tackle climate change despite consensus in the scientific community that it is a critical problem. With melting sea ice, glacier loss and rising sea levels, severe droughts and wildfires, increasingly severe storms and record heat waves, climate change is no longer a prediction for the future, but a startling reality of today. Yet, as evidence of our changing climate mounts and the scientific consensus points to human causation, there continues to be little political action to thwart the warming of our planet.

Greedy Lying Bastards details the people and organizations casting doubt on climate science and identifies who is funding them. From the Koch brothers to Exxon Mobil, from oil industry front groups to prominent politicians, this exposé unravels layers of deceit and the financial trail that explains it all.
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ECOFILM AWARD, Boston Film Festival
Winner FEATURE DOCUMENTARY, Burbank Film Festival

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When Bubbles Burst

92 min. | 2012 | Java Films
DIRECTOR: Hans Peter Moland


Sunday, March 2  | 3:00 pm | Theatre 2


When Bubbles Burst takes us from Norway out into the world to examine the mechanics behind economic bubbles and crashes, and to look at trends and visions for the future. In a globalized economy it becomes increasingly difficult for nations, companies and individuals to protect themselves from today’s extreme financial volatility. The economic “butterfly effect” makes us all equally vulnerable. When Bubbles Burst gives an unflinching account of today’s situation and draws fascinating historical parallels — a must-see for anyone interested in the financial state of the world today.


TaxFreeTourThe-1wThe Tax Free Tour

53 min. | 2012 | V-Pro
DIRECTOR: Marije Meerman


Sunday, March 2 |  1:30 pm Theatre 2


Where do multinationals pay taxes and how much? Gaining insight from international tax experts, Meerman takes a look at tax havens, the people who live there and the ways they avoid taxes globally. Those schemes go by names like ‘Cayman Special’, ‘Double Irish’, and ‘Dutch Sandwich’. A financial world operates in the shadows surrounded by a high level of secrecy. While governments claim they cannot afford social programs, the super rich are using every possible loophole to avoid paying their fair share. The Tax Free Tour is an economic thriller mapping the systemic risk for governments and citizens alike. Is this the price we have to pay for globalized capitalism?


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