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Free Press Free Film, Immokalee Workers, Tuesday, February 25

Free Press Free Film
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 @ 7:30PM

Short films and conversation with award-winning farmworker group, Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Join us for a night of film and conversation with Oscar Otzoy, a farmworker leader of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and representatives of Ohio Fair Food. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is an internationally-recognized group of farmworkers, who, through a 20-year struggle, have won campaigns with 12 multi-billion dollar corporations to transform pay, conditions and power dynamics in the tomato fields of Florida. We’ll show short clips of the hardships and triumphs, including a clip of the never-before-seen documentary Food Chains, produced by Eva Longoria and narrated by Forest Whitaker, which just premiered this month at the Berlin Film Festival. We’ll also learn from Ohio Fair Food how Columbus has suddenly become the focal point of this nationwide effort and about the major March to Wendy’s Headquarters approaching on March 9th.
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Drexel Theater, 2254 E. Main St., Bexley
colsfreepress@gmail.com
614-253-2571

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Free Press FREE Film Night: Pay 2 Play

Tuesday, October 23,2012, 7:30pm
PAY 2 PLAY is a documentary on the costs of running for office, weaving compelling characters and campaign drama with art and activism to show the path to reform.
PAY 2 PLAY shows the need for campaign reform through the compelling stories of first-time candidates in the battleground state of Ohio. From the Supreme Court decision Citizens United to the billionaire Koch Brothers, the film outlines a corporate strategy spanning decades to manipulate the media, the courts, and the public to turn our elections into one big game of Pay to Play politics.
And that’s why PAY 2 PLAY uses a game to make these challenges fun and comprehensive. We use an analogy to the game Monopoly, to show how candidates running for office face costly monopolies in their quest for public service, and how improving the rules of the game through political reform would help our country flourish.
This screening is co-sponsored by the Free Press, the Columbus Film Council, the Central Ohio Green Education Fund, and the Drexel.
Drexel Theater, 2254 E. Main St., Bexley
253-2571
truth@freepress.org

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Free Press free movie – “Healthcare – the Movie” Tuesday – March 27

When: Tuesday March 27, 2012
Free and open to the public
contact Kurt Bateman: span@spanohio.org

Free Press free movie – “Healthcare – the Movie”

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 7:30pm.

This documentary provides the real story of how the health care systems in Canada and the United States evolved to be so completely different, when at one point they were essentially the same. Most people under the age of 50, in both countries, are not aware of the intensity of the political struggle that led to the universal medical care system in Canada. Nor are they aware of the public relations campaigns, still active today, that have been prevalent in the United States since the early 1900’s to dissuade the public from supporting national health care. Co-sponsored by the Single-Payer Action Network-Ohio, Columbus Film Council, the Drexel, the Central Ohio Green Education Fund, and the Free Press.

The Drexel Theatre
2254 E. Main St.
Bexley, Ohio 43209
www.healthcaremovie.net

 

Free Press FREE film at the Drexel Theater, “Money As Debt”

Are you enraged about the bailouts, confused by stimulus packages, and have debt piled upon debt? Do you wonder – Where will it all end?
How did we get into such a situation with more material wealth and productivity – yet everyone is in debt to bankers? And now, all of the sudden, the bankers have no money? And to make things worse, we the taxpayers have to rescue them?


Come see:
“Money as Debt”
Free Press FREE film at the Drexel Theater
Meet the filmmaker!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 7:30PM

Are you enraged about the bailouts, confused by stimulus packages, and have debt piled upon debt? Do you wonder – Where will it all end?
How did we get into such a situation with more material wealth and productivity – yet everyone is in debt to bankers? And now, all of the sudden, the bankers have no money? And to make things worse, we the taxpayers have to rescue them? Money as Debt explores the baffling, fraudulent and destructive arithmetic of the money system that holds us hostage to a forever growing DEBT — and how we might evolve beyond it!
Filmmaker Paul Grignon will be at the Drexel to lead a discussion.

Sponsored by the Free Press, the Drexel Theater, & the Central Ohio Green Education Fund.
Drexel Theater, 2254 E. Main St. Bexley
Free Press – 253-2571
truth@freepress.org