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Squeezed: The cost of Free Trade in the Asia-Pacific

Posted in Events by tess t on August 22nd, 2007

This September, The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum comes to Sydney, bring together the leaders of 21 Asia-Pacific nations to discuss a possible Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific (FTAAP).

To help Australians understand what APEC is, and how its policies really affect people in the Asia-Pacific, Global Trade Watch has produced a new short film:

: : : Squeezed: The Cost of Free Trade in the Asia-Pacific : : :

Filmed in Thailand and The Philippines in July 2007, Squeezed tells the story of how globalisation and free trade agreements are changing the lives of millions of people living in the Asia-Pacific region.

Featuring interviews with farmers, workers and slum-dwellers, the film travels across the landscapes of Asia, from the lush rice paddies of Thailand to squatter settlements perched on a rubbish dump in urban Manila.

A short film of contrasts and contradictions, Squeezed is an
emotional document of the impact of globalisation on people in the Asia-Pacific, and their responses to it.

Watch a teaser for Squeezed here: http://www.thescarab.org/
ScarabStudio/APECteaser.wmv

** You’re invited to the launch of Squeezed:

Thursday August 30, 7pm
Kaleide Theatre (RMIT), 360 Swanston St, Melbourne.
$15/$12 Entry

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