SLIFF - We Are Wisconsin!
We Are Wisconsin!
Amie Williams, U.S., 2012, 85 min.
Saturday, Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m., Webster U./Moore
"We Are Wisconsin!" follows the day-to-day unfolding of public outcry against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's controversial budget-repair bill, focusing on the human story behind a remarkable popular uprising forged on the floor of the Madison Capitol. The film offers an in-depth profile of six leading individuals central to the story: a UW-Madison student leader, a state-employee social worker, a nurse, a high-school teacher, a police officer, and an unemployed electrician. Viewing the governor's actions as a direct attack on their livelihood, they all meet inside the capitol over the course of what became an historic 26 days in February and March of 2011. The film amplifies why Wisconsin has become ground zero for so many disparate groups, awakening a sleeping giant of collective voices, alarmed and angry at the new corporate-funded, hyper-conservative wave of local government sweeping the country. With director Williams.
Webster University/Moore Auditorium (View)
470 East Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119