False Profits| 31mins
Director: WWMP | Producer: WWMP
Focus Years: 2011 | Country: South Africa
This documentary film focuses on the global economic crisisâ€”its impact on the working class and the responses by trade unions, government and big business in South Africa. It includes interviews with leading trade unionists, workers, community members, NGO workers and academics. This film is decidedly left-wing and critical in its approach and attempts to explain the crisis in Marxist terms. It also poses serious questions about the dominant responses to the crisis that hurts the working class and the world's poor. In doing so, numerous interviewees who are sympathetic to the plight of working-class people put forward their proposals for alternatives to addressing the economic crisis. This variety of progressive, people-centered alternatives are hardly ever given a voice in the mainstream media.