Media Arts Program
 


Tuesday, February 5, 2002

FREE

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
Western New York Council on Occupational Safety and Health, The CEC, and BAN

TRADING DEMOCRACY

Presented at:
Hallwalls

Hallwalls, the Western New York Council on Occupational Safety & Health (WNYCOSH), the Citizens' Environmental Coalition (CEC), and Buffalo Activist Network (BAN) present the second in a series of free public community screenings of Bill Moyers PBS documentaries on the impact of corporate and trade practices on the global environment. The screening of Moyers' Trade Secrets last March 27 drew a capacity crowd and was the subject of an article in the Buffalo News. The new documentary, Trading Democracy, is the first national TV expose of what has been called an "end run around the Constitution": the exploitation by corporate investors of "Chapter 11," an obscure provision in NAFTA, to successfully challenge US laws, regulations, and jury verdicts in international trade tribunals. Moyers and his production team interviewed lawyers from Earthjustice, the community in San Luis Potosi, Mexico which defended its watershed at the cost of having to pay $16.7 million to Metalclad Corp., California State Senator Sheila Kuehl, and many others. The PBS broadcast will be projected on the big screen live at 10:00 pm, preceded by local speakers and an open discussion on the issues raised by the program.


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Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.