POLEMICAL DOCUMENTARIES

Watch highly acclaimed documentaries against globalisation, organised by a Singaporean group called Stitch Initiative possibly in reaction to the coming IMF summit here. Some are showing, interestingly enough, at Alliance Francaise and Digital Media Hive’s new cinema space. I have heard about and always wanted to see Life and Debt, about IMF’s havoc wrought in Jamaica (4 Aug). These are all polemical videos along the lines of Michael Moore’s. A vicarious peep at fillms that cannot be made in Singapore now. Listings

The screenings kick off this Friday 21 July with
Wal Mart: The High Cost of Low Price

First time shown in Singapore and also South East Asia. This is a brand new film from director and producer Robert Greenwald (Outfoxed). The film takes the viewer on a deeply personal journey into the every day lives of families struggling to fight against Wal-Marts labor and environmental policies. Current and former employees, including managers and executives will tell all about the inner workings of the giant corporation.

Date of screening: Friday 21th July 2006
Venue: Digital Media Hub ICON Theatre
First screening: 7.15 pm sharp
Second screening: 9 pm sharp
Website:
www.walmartmovie.com