Breaking The Bank is a remarkable independent account of the April 2000 protests against the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank. Drawing on the hard work of eight activist production groups and scores of volunteer videographers, this 74-minute documentary is filled with dramatic, inspiring footage from the streets of DC. Scenes of confrontation and police harassment are inter-cut with the protests, puppets, and the passionate actions of thousands upon thousands of protestors. Breaking The Bank goes beyond the activists' slogans and corporate media's sensationalism to achieve an in-depth examination of the issues behind the protests. Included are segments on: IMF/World Bank policies and international militarism, ecologically devastating development projects, food production, and poverty within the "First World." Breaking The Bank features interviews with people such as Dr. Vandana Shiva, Susan Sarandon, Michael Moore, and Zack De La Rocha of Rage Against the Machine. Breaking The Bank will serve as a testament to the creativity and conviction of the growing movement against corporate globalization. Produced in April of 2000 by Big Noise Films, Changing America, Headwaters Action Video Collective, JustAct, Paper Tiger TV, Sleeping Giant Productions, VideoActive, Whispered Media, and Wholesome Goodness in conjunction with the Independent Media Center.
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