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Sunday, October 7 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm
The Risk & Rewards of Industrialization: Frente Al Mar (20 min), After The Factory (45 min)

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FRENTE AL MAR (21M, PUERTO RICO)
DIRECTOR: ADRIANA GONZALEZ-VEGA
CHICAGO PREMIERE

Frente al mar (Oceanfront) is about a poor family in 1980, who lives on the oceanfront of Loiza, Puerto Rico where their only support is the ocean and their surrounding. As they raise six children the family faces a problem that threatens their way of living.

 

AFTER THE FACTORY (45M, USA, POLAND)

DIRECTOR: PHILIP LAURI

CHICAGO PREMIERE

The global economy is in crisis. More and more businesses are outsourcing their manufacturing. And former industrial towns-- whether they’re in Ohio, Mississippi, or Poland-- are left asking the question, ‘What comes after the factory?’ For questions like this, the best answers come from the people who have been there.

Detroit, Michigan has been running on fumes since the fall of the auto industry and Poland’s textile industry in Lodz has been hanging by a thread since the fall of communism. In both cities, their populations have fled, their unemployment has spiked, and now, they’re both on the front lines of re-building their economies.After the Factory presents an opportunity to learn from these two diametrically different cultures as their entire way of life transitions to something new. Stories from the citizens are inspiring. Ideas from community leaders are thought-provoking. Free-thinking entrepreneurs are putting a new spin on traditional concepts of growth. Change is inevitable. And as the people in each city propel Detroit and Lodz into the future, this trans-continental dialogue allows communities worldwide to see how these fallen giants, troubled as they are, just might be the innovators writing the new rulebook for next generation cities.

Trailer: http://vimeo.com/34660991


Sunday October 7, 2012 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Showplace Icon Theater 150 West Roosevelt Road. Chicago, IL.
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