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“Democracy for Sale”: Film Screening and Discussion
April 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
About the Film Democracy for Sale
North Carolina has been transformed by the new and growing tidal wave of political spending. Zach Galifianakis, the comic star of “The Hangover” movies, travels back to his home state to investigate how North Carolina has become a bellwether for how the money of a few has come to dominate our democracy.
Galifianakis investigates allegations that the current state government was put in power by moneyed interests and has thus carried out a program that only benefits its backers: cuts to education, healthcare spending and environmental protection; lowering of taxes for the wealthy and corporations; and the passage of laws designed to roll back access to the ballot.
About the series Democracy Divided
This eight-story, five-part series of films features narratives around inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system. It was produced by Norman Lear, Shonda Rhimes, and Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr, better known as Common, and follows high-profile correspondents as they explore aspects of inequality related to their own biographies. These correspondents include: Common, Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, Zach Galifianakis, Norman Lear, Amy Poehler, Peter Sarsgaard, and Jesse Williams.
For more information on the series, the film, and how to view all documentaries go to: americadividedseries.com.