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WE'RE NOT BROKE

United States 2012, 81 min, English, Hebrew subtitles

The huge U.S. budget deficit makes the claim that the country is broke seem obvious, and politicians use it to justify diminishing social services. According to “We’re Not Broke” appearances are deceptive. The investigation reveals that large U.S. companies systematically avoid paying taxes which could clear the debt, if the government demanded what is due. In addition to surveying the sophisticated techniques that allow giants like Apple, Google and General Electric the exemption from taxes denied from most citizens, the film observes a small activist group (US Uncut) that started through social media and demand a change in tax policy. The directors follow them from their first sparsely attended protests to their participation in the mass protest of “Occupy Wall Street”.

WE'RE NOT BROKE website

Directors & Production: Karin Hayes, Victoria Bruce
Production Company: Onshore Productions, Llc
Script: Victoria Bruce, Karin Hayes
Editing: Cindy Lee
Cinematography: Bryan Litt
Research: Reniqua Allen, Sarena Snider, Sheelagh Mcneil
Music: Dan Radlauer
Print Source: ro*co films internationall llc (cristine@rocofilms.com)Director CV
  • Sat 5/5 22:45, Cinemateque 4
  • Thu 10/5 15:00, Cinemateque 4
  • Fri 11/5 20:00, Beit Haam
Karin Hayes received the duPont-Columbia University Award for "The Kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt" (HBO). Hayes also directed "Held Hostage in Colombia," and the 2008 Target® Filmmaker Award-winning "Pip & Zastrow: An American Friendship." Hayes and Bruce co-authored "Hostage Nation: Colombia's Guerrilla Army and the Failed War on Drugs" (Knopf 2010).

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