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Film ‘We’re Not Broke’ screens at Cozmic Café

From page B6 | November 06, 2013 |

The third film featured in the series co-sponsored by the Coalition for Change and the Sierra Club is “We’re Not Broke.”

Screening at the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville, on Wednesday, Nov. 13, this film is an award winner that explains how multinational corporations are able to shelter over a trillion dollars from the U.S. government.

This tax dodging tactic leaves the rest of us with a higher tax burden and elected politicians constantly whining that the government is broke. The recent government shutdown was, at its core, about money.

The representatives who voted for the shutdown said they were doing so to rein in spending by the U.S. Government. “We’re Not Broke” challenges the premise that the U.S. government is running out of money.

“The revolving door between these corporations, their lobbyists and elected members of Congress will make your blood boil,” said Ginny McCormick of Coalition for Change.

The film clearly explains how huge multinationals legally exploit tax loopholes so that they do not have to pay taxes on their enormous profits. Using graphics, historical context, interviews and the role of social media and grassroots action groups, “We’re Not Broke” traces how the public has ended up in this situation.

“I think it is particularly relevant for students and anyone else who has difficulty grasping the big economic picture, me included,” said Coalition for Change member Patty Wilson.

“Our fledgling movie series is off to a great start. We plan to continue showing these significant documentaries on the second Wednesday of every month at the Cozmic,” Bob Johnson of the Sierra Club said.

The film will be shown in the upstairs entertainment room at the Cozmic Café. Seating will begin at 6 p.m. with the movie starting promptly at 6:30. A donation of $3 is suggested to help cover the costs.

Food service at the Cozmic ends at 6 p.m. The Cozmic is noted for its organic and natural menu selections.

“We thought we would switch it up a bit for the holidays,” continued Wilson. The film scheduled for Dec. 11 is Academy Award nominated “Winged Migration.” Taking four years to film and using no special effects, the cameras follow migrating birds all over the world with very limited narration.

“Your heart will fly,” said Wilson, “both literally and figuratively. This is nature photography at its best.”

In keeping with the generous spirit of the holidays, one half of the proceeds from the door will go to the Food Bank of El Dorado County.

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