From the Mailbag: [submissions] Festival video: Retraining for the Global Economy
Filmmakers from Canada’s No-Job Capitol Re-brand Panhandling
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Private banks and corporations need public bailouts to
survive. Pension funds are the new piggy bank. Outsourcing is a growth
What’ll be the next big re-brand?
A festival comedy from Windsor, Ontario—Canada’s current no-job
capitol—is available for sharing on youtube, myspace, and blip.tv.
Retraining for the Global Economy screened at the Planet Ant Film & Video
Festival, The Indie Gathering, and Harvesting the FAM in summer, 2008.
The training film satire depicts Windsor’s current economic woes, and
“trains” the recently unemployed how to succeed in the fastest-growing
employment sector: Personal Fundraising, a re-branding of the ancient
profession of panhandling.
The film is now available for free sharing on the following sites—
On youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/flickersdotca
On blip.tv: http://blip.tv/file/2044707
About the filmmakers:
Patrick Lobzun, Bill Hutchinson and Kim Hutchinson are a group of
Southwestern Ontario filmmakers. For more information, visit www.flickers.ca.