Humanities Institute Documentary Film Series: "MAXED OUT"

Thursday, October 4, 2007
7:30 PM
Scripps - Garrison Theater
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The Scripps College Humanities Institute Fall 2007 Documentary Film Series

UNEQUAL WE STAND:  What Future for the American Middle Class?


MAXED OUT: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders

James D. Scurlock , Director

USA, 2006, 87 min

 

Thursday, October 4, 2007

7:30 p.m.

Garrison Theater

(Scripps College Performing Arts Center)

 

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

For more information please call the Scripps College Humanities Institute

(909) 621-8326, or visit our website


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.

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