|Event:||“American Jobs” Documentary Film Showing in Wichita, KS.|
|Documentary filmmaker Greg Spotts arrives in Wichita for a special showing of his new film “American Jobs,” a moving documentary which explores the loss of American jobs to low wage foreign competition, and the outsourcing of American jobs to other countries. The film highlights an economy that is undergoing structural rather than cyclical change with significant human costs.
There is no charge for the event, which also will feature the attendance of the director, Greg Spotts. Spotts says he does not take sides on the issue and that the film is nonpartisan. “It represents a fiercely independent point of view,” he says.
Spotts, a freelance television producer, took six months off his job to make the documentary. He traveled to nineteen cities and towns from textile towns in North Carolina to aviation businesses in Seattle, interviewing both blue-collar and white-collar workers who have been displaced by gobalization.The website for the film: www.AmericanJobsFilm.com
|Date:||Wednesday, October 27, 2004|
|Where:||Wichita State University
Hubbard Hall – Room 208
|Sponsors:||The film is being presented by Grow Kansas, an organization concerned with statewide job creation.
National Hire American Citizens Society
|Cost:||FREE and OPEN to the public!|
|Grow Kansas Programming
|Please join us for a viewing of the new documentary American Jobs. Producer Gregg Spotts will be with us to describe his experiences during filming. Mr. Spotts used $50,000.00 of his own money to document the loss of jobs going on in this country. He wanted to gain a perspective on why this is happening. What he has found is that there is a structural change going on within our economy, the replacement of high paying jobs with low paying ones. Spotts does a great job of giving a well researched and put together presentation of this problem. Discussion to follow screening of the film.|