Get Out The Vote

October 14, 2015
Doors: 6:45, Show Time: 7:00
Djavad Mowafaghian Theatre, SFU Woodward’s Location: 149 West Hastings

This gripping documentary reveals exactly how big corporations and the very wealthy are avoiding taxes, robbing our governments of billions of dollar in taxes, creating a historic levels of inequality and placing the tax burden on the middle class and the poor.

This incendiary documentary by Harold Crooks is about the dark history and dire present-day reality of big-business tax avoidance, which has seen multinationals depriving governments of trillions of dollars in tax revenues by harboring profits in offshore havens. Tax havens, originally created by London bankers in the 50s, today put over half the world’s stock of money beyond reach of public treasuries.

Nation states are being reshaped by this offshoring of the world’s wealth. Tax avoidance by big corporations and the wealthy – citizens of nowhere for tax purposes – is paving the way to historic levels of inequality and placing the tax burden on the middle class and the poor. Crusading journalists, tax justice campaigners and former finance and technology industry insiders speak frankly about the accelerating trends that are carrying the Western world to an unsustainable future.

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Promote the Vote is a non-partisan movement of everyday Canadians increasing voter engagement through dialogue with each other.
Founded in 2014, Promote the Vote began from two simple ideas: everyone knows someone who does not vote (voter turnout was only 61% in the last federal election) and everyone listens to people they know and trust. Traditional outreach campaigns try to speak directly to people who do not vote. Promote the Vote takes a different approach, asking people who already vote to go one step further and encourage their friends and family to be politically engaged too.
Promote the Vote’s vision is a culture of political engagement in Canada. Through workshops and online support, the group helps everyday Canadians become engagement leaders. With a focus on listening, understanding and respect as necessary components of true dialogue, Promote the Vote’s engagement leaders are transforming the way we talk about and think about politics in Canada.

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Reel Causes partners with filmmakers and Canadian causes dedicated to addressing global social justice issues. We host film screenings followed by a Q&A session to educate and inspire our community, and provide a forum for authentic conversation around the issues that affect us locally.

City of Vancouver
SFU Woodwards
BC Arts Council
Consumer Protection BC