Filmmakers Michael Fox and Silvia Leindecker traveled across the United States in 2008 to ask Americans about how the financial crisis had affected them. Two years later, they returned to find continuing desperation, but also a renewed sense of hope.
On Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m., Wild Goose Creative at 2491 Summit Street will offer a public screening of Crossing the American Crises: From Collapse to Action, a film that explores the desperation and indignation created by a disastrous economic breakdown, and the chaos generated by a system of economic inequality.
The film includes interviews with Americans in nearly 40 states, including truck drivers, farmers, homeless people, ex-felons, minorities, natural disaster survivors, indigenous people, and immigrants. Featured are members of the Vermont Worker’s Center, the LA Bus Rider's Union; the Santa Fe Alliance of local businesses, Oakland's Green Jobs Now; and Baltimore’s United Workers.
A $5 donation is suggested. In partnership with RESULTS, the audience will be invited to join a discussion and take part in anti-poverty actions after the film.
This event is part of a year-long Human Rights Film Series. Documentaries that focus on human rights issues will be screened on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Each film will be followed by an open discussion and actions led by central Ohio non-profits.
Wild Goose Creative is a chapter of Films for Action, a non-profit that uses the power of alternative media to raise awareness of important social and environmental issues to inspire action at the community level.