I.O.U.S.A. ITVS Community Screening tonight!
ITVS San Francisco Community Cinema Presents an Exclusive Screening of "I.O.U.S.A.", at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 25, 2008 ast the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street @ Civic Center Plaza, 1 block from the Civic Center BART stop)
At 7:00 p.m. Cyrus Musiker of KQED radio will moderate a panel discussion featuring:
BRAD DELONG, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Treasury
JACOB HACKER, author of "The Great Risk Shift: The New Economic Insecurity and the
Decline of the American Dream"
STEVEN HILL, Political Reform Director, New America Foundation
JOHN SHOVEN, Economics Professor at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute
To attend, please RSVP before noon on November 25th to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wake up, America! We're on the brink of a financial meltdown!
Veteran filmmaker Patrick Creadon (WORDPLAY) boldly examines the rapidly growing national debt and its alarming consequences. As the Baby Boomer generation prepares to retire, will there be any Social Security benefits left to collect? Burdened with an ever-expanding government and military, overextended entitlement programs and debts to foreign countries, the film contends that America must mend its ways or face an economic disaster of epic proportions. How will our elected officials respond? What can the average citizen do?
Throughout history, the American government has found it nearly impossible to spend only what has been raised through taxes. Wielding candid interviews with both average American taxpayers and government officials, Sundance veteran Patrick Creadon (Wordplay) helps demystify the nation's financial practices and policies. The film follows former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker as he crisscrosses the country explaining America's unsustainable fiscal policies to its citizens.
Creadon uses candid interviews and his featured subjects include Warren Buffett, Alan Greenspan, Paul O'Neill, Robert Rubin, and Paul Volcker, along with the Peter G. Peterson Foundation's own David Walker and Bob Bixby of the Concord Coalition, a Foundation grantee.