14 May – We’re Not Broke & Secret City

14May-We’re-Not-Broke_Secret-CityManchester Film Co-operative – in association with the IF Campaign – would like to invite you to a special double-bill film screening of We’re Not Broke and the award-winning Secret City, including a director Q&A.

6:30pm – 8pm: We’re Not Broke (90m)

America is in the grip of a societal economic panic. Lawmakers cry “We’re broke!” as they slash budgets, lay off schoolteachers, police and firefighters, crumbling the country’s social fabric and leaving many Americans scrambling to survive. Meanwhile, multibillion-dollar American corporations like Exxon, Google and Bank of America are making record profits. And while the deficit climbs and the cuts go deeper, these corporations—with intimate ties to our political leaders—are concealing colossal profits overseas to avoid paying U.S. income tax.

“We’re Not Broke” is the story of how American corporations have been able to hide over a trillion dollars from Uncle Sam, and how seven fed-up Americans from across the country, take their frustration to the streets and vow to make the corporations pay their fair share.


8:30pm – 9:45pm: Secret City (72m)

London and the City of London are not the same place. London is a metropolis of 8 million people. The City of London is the famous square mile in the middle, with about 7,000 residents but many more businesses.

A Corporation older than Parliament, the City of London has played a key historical role in protecting and promoting the interests of finance capital. Secret City investigates the historical power wielded by the Corporation of London over British economic policy, through which it sustains London‘s prime position at the hub of global finance capital — not least through control of the majority of the world‘s tax havens.

This award-winning film exposes the Corporation‘s anti-democratic constitution, the ancient laws which allow it function as a state within a state, and what happens to those who oppose it.

10pm: Q&A session with Secret City director Lee Salter.



Date: Tuesday, 14th of May.

Time: Doors open at 6pm, the event will finish by around 11pm.

Admission: £5 waged, £4 unwaged for the double bill (or £3 waged, £2 unwaged for single film).

Venue: Didsbury Parsonage, Stenner Lane (Off Wilmslow Road), M20 2RQ.

Optional RSVP: Facebook.

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