We’re Not Broke – Produced and Directed by Karin Hayes and Victoria Bruce (80 mins)
Tuesday 14th May, 6.30pm
To coincide with the recent updated publication by the Tax Justice Network (link to a pdf document) of their ground-breaking TAX US IF YOU CAN, Tipping Point Film Fund hosts a screening of the latest film by award-winning team Karin Hayes and Victoria Bruce, which has been a festival hit across the USA.
America is in the grip of economic panic. Lawmakers cry “We’re Broke!” as they slash budgets, lay off schoolteachers, police, and fire-fighters, destroying the country’s social fabric and leaving many Americans scrambling to survive. Meanwhile, multibillion-dollar American corporations like Exxon, Google and Bank of America are making record profits. And while the deficit climbs and the cuts go deeper, these corporations—with intimate ties to political leaders—are concealing colossal profits overseas to avoid paying U.S. income tax.
WE’RE NOT BROKE is the story of how U.S. corporations have been able to hide over a trillion dollars from Uncle Sam, and how seven fed-up Americans from across the country, take their frustration to the streets . . . and vow to make the corporations pay their fair share.
‘A well researched, brightly presented and provocative argument’
John Anderson, Variety
Post-Film Discussion with Alex Cobham + Tom Pursey
We have two speakers who can share many varied insights into the tax debate and are delighted they can join us for our post film conversation.
Alex Cobham is a research fellow at the Center for Global Development in Europe. Working on illicit financial flows, effective taxation for development, and inequality. Alex has previously worked for Save the Children UK, Christian Aid, and before that he was a researcher for the Department of International Development at Oxford University, and a junior economics fellow at St Anne’s College, Oxford University.
Tom Pursey has been a grassroots activist for the past 7 years on local, national and international issues. In October 2010, he and two other friends decided to put their experience of civil disobedience protest to the issue of public sector cuts by protesting against tax avoidance. From that conversation UK Uncut was born. To put bread on the table, Tom does his best to make documentary and campaign films
BOOKING Info: Lexi Cinema. Tickets £7
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Tickets are free to TPFF regular givers and annual donors of £60 or more
The Lexi Cinema is located at 194 Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Rise, NW10 3JU. It is around 7 minutes walk from Kensal Rise over-ground station and a good bus service runs from central London. The 52 (from Victoria) and the 6 (from Oxford Circus) stop directly outside the cinema. To map your route by public transport click here, and for a streetmap click here.