Monday, April 14, 2014

Screening of "Why We Fight," "Zoned for Slavery," and "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices"

Presented by the Politics Department as part of the weekly film screening for Politics 101. 

Info

  • Location: Weingart 117
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Sponsor: Politics

"Why We Fight" explores a half century of US foreign policy from World War II to the Iraq War, revealing how, as Dwight Eisenhower had warned in his 1961 Farewell Address, political and corporate interests have become alarmingly entangled in the business of war. 

"Zoned for Slavery" portrays the lives of working youth, mostly teenage girls in the free trade zones of Central America: deprived of an education, deprived of a future, and producing goods for the US market at 5-10% of US wages.

"Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices" examines the impact of Wal-Mart on American Society, taking viewers behind the glitz and into the real lives of workesr and their families, business owners, and their communities.