Global Village or Global Pillage?| 26mins
Director: Brendan Smith & Tim Costello | Producer: Jeremy Brecher
Focus Years: 1999 | Country: United States
Whether we like it or not, the global economy now affects us as consumers, as workers, as citizens, and as members of the human family. For those with wealth and power, the global economy has meant big benefits. But what does it mean for the rest of us? Are we destined to be its victims? Or can we shape its future - and our own? â€œGlobal Village or Global Pillage?â€ weaves together video of local and transnational activities, interviews, music, and original video comics to show that, through grassroots organizing combined with mutual support around the world, ordinary people can empower themselves to deal with the global economy.