2009 Film Presentations

Global Car

Directed by Dodge Billingsley

Boniface and Teresa live half way around the world from each other, yet their lives are economically intertwined. Global Car examines globalization by exploring the dynamics of the automotive global supply chain. The car is a symbol of American ingenuity and technological progress, but consumers often do not appreciate how much their lifestyle depends on global networks of goods and services. Trade balance, domestic content, off-shoring, outsourcing — what do these things mean to the average American and to their counterparts in India and elsewhere? By looking at one vehicle — the Dodge ram pickup — and tracing the origins of its component parts from all over the world, a symbol of the world economy appears, and it is in your garage. Contact: Dodge Billingsley, mbat Films and research, [email protected]

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