Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Niobrara County Library
FACES OF ADDICTION FILM SERIES
Wednesday, November 10 at 6 p.m.
MAXED OUT: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders (2006)
When Hurricane Katrina ravaged America's Gulf Coast, it laid bare an uncomfortable reality - America is not only far from the world's wealthiest nation; it is crumbling beneath a staggering burden of individual and government debt. Maxed Out
takes us on a journey deep inside the American debt-style, where everything seems okay as long as the minimum monthly payment arrives on time. Sure, most of us may have that sinking feeling that something isn't quite right, but we're told not to worry. After all, there's always more credit! Maxed Out
shows how the modern financial industry really works, explains the true definition of "preferred customer" and tells us why the poor are getting poorer and the rich getting richer. By turns hilarious and profoundly disturbing, Maxed Out
paints a picture of a national nightmare which is all too real for most of us. Written by James Scurlock. 90 minutes.
The film series, "Faces of Addiction" uses film and discussion to build understanding and promote dialogue about the challenges of addition. Combining the resources of the Wyoming Humanities Council, the Wyoming Department of Health, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Division, the UW English Department and the UW Counselor Education Department the series will offer four film viewings that include a free meal as well as discussion.
"This project is funded by the We the People initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities." For more information stop by the library or call 334-3490.