Tuesdays in October are movie nights on the 3rd floor. October is “Everything Month” – the month when we talk Ethics and Politics in our food and shopping choices. We’ve lined up the Globalization Trilogy from Teddy Bear Films to help highlight WHY we need to keep talking about the consequences of globalization.
12 years in the making, the Globalization Trilogy features memorable characters, compelling stories and stunning cinematography. The films have enjoyed wide distribution in the U.S. and abroad, both on television and theatrically, winning 18 international awards, airing on over 30 channels and screening in more than 100 film festivals. They are often used in schools, and by NGOs and community groups.
Each film explores a deeper layer of the production-consumption chain. Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town focuses on consumption in the U.S. China Blue investigates the manufacturing of the clothes we all consume. Bitter Seeds looks at the raw materials; it goes to India and follows the farmers growing the cotton exported to China’s garment factories to be used for the clothes sold in the West.
We’ll finish up Co-op month with a look at another way of doing business: the brand new documentary Shift Change, which looks at employee-owned cooperatives around the world. The film’ co-producer, Tony Harrah, will join us for some discussion after the film.
October movies (and popcorn!) are free and there will be time for Q&A after each film.