May 13 – Free Community Film Screening in DC: “Crossing the American Crisis”

Free community film screening!

Crossing the American Crisis:  From Collapse to Action

Friday May 13, 2011
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Festival Center
1640 Columbia Road, NW
Washington, DC

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Come to the DC premier screening of this film which – in the spirit of Wisconsin – takes us across the U.S. amidst the economic collapse to find people’s grassroots solutions.

From the makers of Beyond Elections, this new feature-length documentary takes us across the country amidst the economic collapse, to the grassroots solutions in the hands of the people.

On September 15, 2008, the United States fell into the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. The same day filmmakers Sílvia Leindecker and Michael Fox set out on a trip around the country to ask the “American” people what they had to say about it. In 2010, they went back to see how things had changed. While financial forecasters say the recession is over, Leindecker’s and Fox’s Crossing the American Crises: From Collapse to Action shows that the reality is otherwise.

A suggested donation of $5 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Co-sponsors: IPS’ Inequality and the Common Good project, Faith & Money Network, Code Pink, Center for Economic Policy Research, Empower DC, and Common Security DC.