Jun 062004
 

this is what free trade looks like

the NAFTA fraud in México, the failure of the WTO, and the case for global revolt

Designed for educational and community use as a companion film to This is What Democracy Looks Like, this is one of the first activist films to carefully explain how free trade operates. It does so from the perspective of the Mexican experience with ten years of NAFTA. Activists and scholars authoritatively condemn free trade as a solution to poverty and discuss the impacts on farmers, workers, youth, and immigrants. Shot in Cancún, México on the occasion of the 5th WTO ministerial in September 2003, it contextualizes the growing international resistance to free trade policies. Music from the streets of Cancún. 2004. 60 minutes.

DVD contains English and Spanish versions

with 4 short 20-minute versions for classroom use

You can order a copy of the film from AK Press.

study guide for teachers and community groups
links requested by participants at screenings

represented organizations

Vía Campesina www.viacampesina.org
Coordinadora Campesina Europea www.cpefarmers.org

UNORCA www.unorca.org.mx

Unión Nacionál de Trabajadores www.unt.org.mx

Congreso Nacionál Indígena www.laneta.apc.org/cni/

Red Mexicana de Acción Frente al Libre Comercio www.rmalc.org.mx

Comité de Unidad Campesina cuc.mundoweb.org

Action Group on Erosion,Technology and Concentration www.etcgroup.org

Public Citizen Global Trade Watch www.citizen.org

México Solidarity Network www.mexicosolidarity.org

Soweto Electricity Crisis Committee, Anti-Privatization Forum www.apf.org.za

Center for Study of the Americas www.globalalternatives.org

Focus on the Global South www.focusweb.org

Food First www.foodfirst.org

Chile Sustentable www.chilesustentable.net

Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Ecology, Diverse Women for Diversity www.vshiva.net

50 Years is Enough www.50years.org

 

crew

camera jay finneburgh . doug johnson . brian jones . sabin portillo

 

editor brian jones

 

written & directed by amory starr

 

produced by brian jones . sabin portillo . amory starr

 

director of photography brian jones

 

translation & interpretation sylvie perez . victor sainz . josé ureño . jason wallach . rafael millan

 

narration leo griep-ruiz . rafael millan

subtitling jason wallach

 

music tlayacapan . infernal noise brigade

 

post-production coordinator breanna sheets

 

graphic design eric parthum

 

concept consultants jason wallach . peter rosset . aimee shreck

 

second editor kevin price

 

additional footage cancún imc . remy kachadourian . jessica lawrence . lucy boulanger & john fogarty . thienny fontaine & nathala rodriguez . jose reynes & silvia perez-vitoria . chiapas media project/promedios de comunicación comunitaria

 

additional editing jay finneburgh. lee buric . amory starr

 

additional translation . remy kachadourian . joon kim . randy leija . valerio pizzonia . maureen turnbull . alejandro valdes-rochin

 

post-production services . deep salt mine studios . denverevolution production group

 

study guide amory starr . sean maloney

 

dvd design kevin price . amory starr

 

special thanks . cancún imc rocky mountain bullhorn  krfc  . colorado imcfree speech tv . john bertucci . antonia juhasz . kgnu   david bacon . paul bame . noah wallach . sheila starr . jill dreier . don will . katie hester . flora & victor sainz . tony shawcross . vanessa & lee . oak street café . new college of california . rose, michelle & allison . indyink