When money drives almost all activity on the planet, it's essential that we understand it. Yet simple questions often get overlooked - questions like: Where does money come from? Who creates it? Who decides how it gets used? And what does that mean for the millions of ordinary people who suffer when money and finance breaks down?
You are invited to:
Screening of new documentary "97% Owned (http://www.positivemoney.org.uk/97percent-owned-documentary/)" followed by a discussion.
97% Owned (http://www.positivemoney.org.uk/97percent-owned-documentary/) is a new documentary that reveals how money is at the root of our current social and economic crisis. Featuring frank interviews and commentary from economists, campaigners and former bankers, it exposes the privatised, debt-based monetary system that gives banks the power to create money, shape the economy, cause crises and push house prices out of reach. Fact-based and clearly explained, in just 60 minutes it shows how the power to create money is the piece of the puzzle that economists were missing when they failed to predict the crisis.
Produced by Queuepolitely and featuring Ben Dyson of Positive Money, Josh Ryan-Collins of The New Economics Foundation, Ann Pettifor, the "HBOS Whistleblower" Paul Moore, Simon Dixon of Bank to the Future and Nick Dearden from the Jubliee Debt Campaign, this is the first documentary to tackle this issue from a UK-perspective, and can be watched online now (http://www.positivemoney.org.uk/97percent-owned-documentary/).
Date: Tues 11th Dec Time: 7.30pm Venue: KRAAK - located on Stevenson Place (just off Lever Street) the alleyway opposite the Bakery. 11 Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DB
Organised by: Manchester Film Cooperative
Admission: '£3 waged, £2 unwaged/student'
If you care about social justice and economic stability come along to this FREE screening of 97% Owned and join in a discussion afterwards.
This meetup is for everyone interested in how money system works and how it could be changed to be constructive and socially beneficial. Come and feel free to invite your friends who might be interested too. Everyone is welcome!
More info on the campaign: www.positivemoney.org.uk (http://www.positivemoney.org.uk/)