American Factory Film Screening & Discussion

**Due to a scheduling conflict, this event has been moved to Thursday, May 14**

For our May Chapter Meeting, the Stuttgart Chapter invites you to join us for a film screening and discussion of American Factory, a documentary about the optimism and challenges when the Chinese company Fuyao opened a factory in a closed GM assembly plant in Ohio. In his film review published in The Atlantic, David Sims writes, "American Factory charts the wave of exultation that greeted the arrival of Fuyao, followed by culture clashes, growing pains, and eventually forms of internal and external pushback that had been largely unknown to the company. The film is a captivating examination of the notion of 'freedom' promised in that opening presentation: how limited and illusory it can be, and how widely the concept’s meaning can vary around the world."

In Germany May 1 is Labor Day, and most of us would likely agree that perspectives on labor unions, workers' rights, and governmental labor and economic regulations differ significantly between the United States and Germany. We look forward to having a discussion about the labor themes presented in the film, about policy initiatives we hope to see the Democratic Platform take in 2020, and other related topics of interest. This is an online event, and you must RSVP to receive the link to join.

The documentary is available on Netflix, so members who have a Netflix account can watch the film on their own ahead of time if they'd like. Otherwise, the group film screening will begin on Zoom promptly at 6 p.m. We recommend logging in to the Zoom call about 10 minutes early to make sure you don't have any connection issues.

The discussion will begin immediately after the film screening at 8 p.m. Those who have already watched the film can join the call at 8.

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May 14, 2020 at 6pm - 10pm Berlin Time
Stuttgart, BW
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Kelsey Mc Lendon ·
Kristy Lutz Mary Jackson Dorothy Estrada Helen Li Candice Kerestan Jeanelle La Motte Beverly Seebach Marianne Martin Hilmar Pfister Marisa Schlenker Yvonne Najera Amanda Shuman Kelsey McLendon

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