The Big Sell Out showcases the abstract phenomenon of privatization, depicted in stories about very concrete human destinies around the globe. The documentary tells tragic, tragicomic but also encouraging stories of the everyday life of people, who day by day have to deal with the effects of privatization politics, dictated by anonymous international financial institutions in Washington D.C. and Geneva, such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Hosted by Cinema Politica, a weekly series showcasing movies that harness the power of film to engage issues relating to the environment, globalization, gender and sexuality, indigenous rights, global health, and student power. The films show every Tuesday at 7pm in the Norm Theatre of the Student Union Building at UBC, free of charge to everyone – students as well as members of the surrounding community. This film series is organized by Students for a Democratic Society at UBC, the AMS External Office, and put on with the wonderful support of the UBC Film Society, the AMS Resource Groups, and of course the Cinema Politica Network.
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