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See 'We're Not Broke' and meet the director

Thursday, August 01, 2013 - Updated: 10:53 PM

INDIAN LAKE - Indian Lake Theater at 13 W. Main St. here will host director Karin Hayes for a screening of her documentary, "We're Not Broke," Thursday, Aug. 15, starting at 7 p.m. followed by a Q&A discussion. Admission is $5 each.

"We're Not Broke" tells how multi-national corporations like Exxon, Google and Apple make record profits, yet avoid billions of dollars in income tax, and how seven citizens take their frustration to the streets and vow to make the corporations pay their fair share.

The film examines America in the grip of a societal economic panic, a tremendous recession, the likes of which have not been seen since the Great Depression. Lawmakers slash budgets and lay off schoolteachers, police and firefighters, leaving many Americans scrambling to survive.

 While corporate tax avoidance has been accelerating for the past decade it went mostly unnoticed by the media and the general public. That changed in early 2011, when a small group of Americans, inspired by protests in the United Kingdom, formed a fledgling grassroots movement called US Uncut.

Their goal seemed simple: Call out corporate tax dodgers and make them pay their fair share.

"We're looking forward to having Karin here to show her film and to engage our audiences not only in a conversation about filmmaking and investigative journalism, but also about economic policy and how it affects communities like ours," says theater Director Danielle Shaw.


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