Crossing the American Crisis

This is a great documentary by Michael Fox and Sílvia Leindecker chronicling the american experience of the current economic crisis.

TRAILER:

“Summary:
On September 15, 2008, the United States fell into the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. The same day, we set out on a trip around the country to ask the “American” people what they had to say about it. In 2010, we went back to see how things had changed. The financial forecasters say the recession is over, but the reality is otherwise.

Their stories reveal desperation, indignation, hope, dreams and a disastrous economic breakdown; chaos generated by a system of inequality. But the financial meltdown is just one of several human rights crises now shaking the United States—in housing, education, health care, etc. The solutions to “Crossing the American Crises” are in the hands of the people.

Featuring the Vermont Worker’s Center; LA’s Bus Rider’s Union; Santa Fe’s local business Alliance; Oakland’s Green Jobs Now; Baltimore’s United Workers; and “American” workers, truck drivers, farmers, homeless, ex-felons, minorities, natural disaster survivors, indigenous, immigrants, and residents from coast to coast—covering nearly 40 states across the nation.”

Michael Fox also co-authored the wonderful book Venezuela Speaks Voices of the Grassroots.

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