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Part of the Series: Unnatural Causes
In the winter of 2006, the Electrolux Corporation closed the largest refrigerator factory in the U.S. and moved it to Juarez, Mexico, for cheaper labor. The move turned the lives of nearly 3,000 workers in Greenville, Michigan, upside down. As middle-class Americans find their health and way of life increasingly…
Shadow of the Holy Book
Why are some of the world's biggest international companies translating the Ruhnama, an absurd government propaganda book from Turkmenistan, into their own languages? This high-spirited, political satire exposes the complicity of multinational corporations in supporting and legitimizing dictator, Saparmurat Niyazov, of Turkmenistan, one of the world's most egregious violators of…
Final Offer - Collective Bargaining and Labor Negotiations
The most comprehensive and candid look at collective bargaining on film. It takes viewers on an eye-opening journey behind the closed doors and into the smoke-filled rooms where labor and management negotiate. The filmmakers follow Bob White, president of the Canadian UAW, through the landmark auto strike at General Motors.…
May Justice Be Done - The Economic Crisis in Argentina
By any standard Argentina was a very rich country until the 1970s, with competitive industries, modern agriculture, and a prosperous middle class. By 2001, 21 out of 36 million people were living below the poverty level, and formerly eradicated diseases such as tuberculosis and leprosy reemerged. MAY JUSTICE BE DONE…
An Evening with John Bogle - From Wall Street To Your Street
An Evening with John Bogle: From Wall Street to Your Street examines America's financial crisis and focuses on solutions and strategies for the average investor. Pam Krueger, co-host of the PBS series MoneyTrack, interviews legendary investor John Bogle about what happened on Wall Street and Americans' trust in the financial…
End of the Rainbow - The Impact of Global Extractive Industries
An in-depth look at the impact of a multinational gold mining industry on the economy, environment and traditions of a local community in Guinea. END OF THE RAINBOW provides a concise, in-depth look at the impact of global extractive industries on local populations, their economy, their traditions and their environment.…
Clockwork - Frederick Taylor and His Theories on Scientific Management
One hundred years ago American management faced many of the problems it confronts today - poor productivity, rapid technological change, and heightened competition. CLOCKWORK shows how Frederick Taylor and his followers attempted to meet these challenges through "scientific management," a radical program to organize every aspect of production under a…
Steel City
The employees of the BHP steelworks in Newcastle are bracing themselves for closure. With one month to go, the termination letters have been posted and Australia's largest industrial shutdown is about to begin. The company's spindoctor is selling the closure as a "feel good" story and there's talk of high-tech…
Cities of the Future
BBC
Which cities will be the power centres of the 21st Century? These programmes consider three major contenders. Singapore - 3 million people crammed into the most regulated city on earth. Shanghai - not the gangster city of Zhang Yimou's Shanghai Triad, but the other side, an ancient city at the…
Responsible Corporations?
Multinational companies are aggressively marketing cigarettes to young people in developing countries, with tragic social costs. This film explores the case of Indonesia - the third largest market for tobacco products in the world. Human Costs "If I'd known I'd get this disease I would have quit a long time…
Health For Sale - The Debate Over Big Pharma
Are the world's largest drug companies, paradoxically, major obstacles to making a healthier world? HEALTH FOR SALE focuses on Big Pharma, the ten largest pharmaceutical makers, who account for 500 billion dollars of world health spending a year and whose 205 billion dollars in pre-tax profits were more than the…
When the Bough Breaks
Part of the Series: Unnatural Causes
The number of infants who die before their first birthday is much higher in the U.S. than in other countries. And, for African Americans, the rate is nearly twice as high than it is for white Americans. Even well-educated Black women have birth outcomes worse than white women who haven't…