Tuesday 3 November 2009

A real love story from Michael Moore

Michael Moore's (no relation, honest) new doco "Capitalism: A Love Story", opens in Cairns on Thursday. There's a premiere screening at the City Cinema, Grafton Street, 6.45pm.

The film looks into the root causes of the worldwide financial crisis of 2007–2009 and the recovery stimulus that many Governments have poured out. While putting forward an indictment of the current economic order in the United States and capitalism in general, Moore looks at Wall Street's "casino mentality", for-profit prisons, Goldman Sachs' influence in Washington, DC, the poverty-level of many airline pilots, the large wave of home foreclosures, and the consequences of "runaway greed". The film also features a religious component where Moore examines whether or not capitalism is a sin and if Jesus would be a capitalist.

Tickets are $18 waged, or $14 concession (should be for those affected by Labor's asset sales). This screening is being put on by the Electrical Trades Union Light on the Hill campaign as part of the Queensland anti-privatisation campaign.


swinging voter said...

Although Capitalism - A Love Story went for a bit too long to be able to concentrate fully, I am pleased to have seen this documentary.

I learned about who tells the American President to "speed things up" at the end of a speech, or when pushing things through Congress.

I had not heard of employers benefiting through insurance from "dead peasants" before and certainly hope it is not going on here in Australia.

Michael Moore has presented a persuasive pro-democracy political argument which I am guessing will influence the thinking and actions of viewers for years to come.

nocturnal congress said...

I, too, saw the doco and thought Moore did a great job. However, it was obviously produced before Obama ran into opposition from the Health Insurance Corporatists and the White House refusal to talk with FOX NEWS.