Politics and a Movie
Over a dozen community members gathered Wednesday evening for a viewing of “Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?” at the Worker’s United Union Hall. The film screening was hosted by members of Metro Justice.
The movie covered a range of political topics and hot button issues that certainly played to a politically aware audience. “Heist” offers audience members different theories on the ills of America that one would not normally hear on mainstream news stations found on television and radio. There was even a section of the film devoted to how mainstream media is leading the public to a greater misunderstanding of the current political reality. At the end, “Heist” suggested some ways people could help fight against things like big banking malpractice by moving your money to local credit unions instead.
The planned discussion after the documentary focused more around local empowerment rather than a review on the movie itself. Some of the themes of the discussion revolved around changing the voting system to get rid of the two party mentality and the importance of unionization, not only in the workplace but as a community.
There was also a shout-out to those interested to come to 1 Chase Square Monday at noon for the Chase Divestment Protest and Rally.