Globalization

Guerilla Film Series, Vol. 1: Pickaxe, Breaking The Spell, The Miami Model, Five – G, W, E, ShortsCrimethinkc.Guerilla Film Series    (2)

2 discs, 312 minutes (5 hr. 12 min)

NTSC format, Region-Free

AK Press – http://www.akpress.org/2001/items/crimethincfilmseriesdvd

CrimeThinc’s first DVD release features two discs loaded with some of the best films in modern anarchist filmmaking: three feature-length documentaries (Pickaxe, Breaking the Spell, and The Miami Model) and five short films (three documenting various thinktank experiments and two CrimethInc. essays brought to life by SubMedia).

Pickaxe

Documentary from the 90’s portraying efforts to prevent clear-cut logging in National Forest Land in Oregon. [94 min.]

Breaking the Spell

Documentary based on the 1999 World Trade Organisation “Battle of Seattle” protests including footage that aired nationally on 60 Minutes. Includes a commentary track by filmmakers Tim Lewis, Tim Ream & Sir Chuck A. Rock. [63 min.]

The Miami Model

Documentary by Indymedia activists from the 2003 FTAA protests in Miami, Florida. [91 min.]

Commentary tracks recorded by the filmmakers are included for the films Pickaxe, Breaking the Spell, and Auto-Revision. All films are in English. All three features have subtitles in Spanish and English, additionally The Miami Model has Portuguese subtitles.

Disc Two features computer-accessible DVD-ROM content including MP3s, PDFs, and other assorted documentation & reading materials.

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Life + Debt

Stephanie Black

2001, 86 min

Tuff Gong Pictures – http://www.lifeanddebt.org

 

Jamaica — land of sea, sand and sun. And a prime example of the impact economic globalization can have on a developing country. Using conventional and unconventional documentary techniques, this searing film dissects the “mechanism of debt” that is destroying local agriculture and industry while substituting sweatshops and cheap imports. With a voice-over narration written by Jamaica Kincaid, adapted from her book A SMALL PLACE, LIFE AND DEBT is an unapologetic look at the “new world order,” from the point of view of Jamaican workers, farmers, government and policy officials who see the reality of globalization from the ground up.
An Independent Television Service (ITVS) Co-presentation.

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This is What Free Trade Looks Like (2)

The NAFTA fraud in Mexico, the failure of the WTO, and the case for global revolt

Activist Media Project, Los Angeles

2004, 60 min.

AK Press – http://www.akpress.org/2006/items/thisiswhatfreetradedvd

amorystarr.com/this-is-what-free-trade-looks-like/

Designed as a companion film to This is What Democracy Looks Like, this was filmed in Cancun Mexico on the occasion of the 5th WTO ministerial in September 2003 and is one of the first activist films to carefully explain how free trade operates.  It does so from the perspective of the Mexican experience with ten years of NAFTA.

 

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