We The People 2.0

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies at Cascade Park
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5:30 PM, Thursday, May 17, 2018
Location: Vancouver, WA (click for map)

“We the People” is a visual essay about the loss of democracy in the United States. The film uses both original footage as well as found footage to describe a profound change in thinking at the grassroots level. The story unfolds through the eyes of rural people who have faced decades of toxic dumping, drilling and mining in their communities. We learn with them that the reason why, in spite of all their efforts, they “get what they don’t want, again and again,” is because they are, by law, truly powerless in spite of propaganda that says they live in the “best democracy in the world.” These people come to understand that the reason they can’t stop the destruction is that the U.S. has become an oligarchy, run by the corporate few who ignore the rights and will of the people. These people are frontally challenging our corporate state; thereby saving nature and themselves. Inspiring words from Thomas Linzey, a nonprofit attorney, shows how we, the people, can turn this around and lay claim to our democracy. This movement is building as you read this, not just in this country but around the world; this film shows how and where it all began.

Release Year: 2016

Running Time: 91 minutes

Director: Elizabeth Broun

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