Program 37 - #WUFF2016 @ Penn South Community Center
Boom, Bust, Boom - The result of a meeting between writer, director, historian and Python Terry Jones and economics professor and entrepreneur Theo Kocken. Co-written by Jones and Kocken and featuring John Cusack, Nobel Prize winners Daniel Kahneman, Robert J. Shiller and Paul Krugman, the film is part of a global movement to change the economic system through education to protect the world from boom and bust. A unique look at why economic crashes happen, Boom Bust Boom is a multimedia documentary combining live action with animation and puppetry to explain economics to everyone. (2016, 75 min)
Goodwin's Way - Almost a century after controversial labour activist Ginger Goodwin was shot down, residents of Cumberland, B.C. find themselves at a crossroads. The notorious Cumberland mineworker took part in some of Canada’s most important labour battles of the early 1900s. Blackballed after the bitter 1912 Vancouver Island miner’s strike, Goodwin fought for the eight-hour workday at the height of World War I, while boldly opposing the conscription of his fellow workers. His influence was so great that his death in 1918 prompted Canada's first-ever general strike. Now, just two kilometers from the road that once bore his name, clouds loom over the site of a newly-proposed coalmine. Goodwin's Way examines a town's grassroots resistance to a coal-powered future, as Cumberland residents reconnect with Goodwin’s legacy of passionate defiance: his 'way'. (Canada, 2016, 56 min)
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