Marilyn Waring on Politics: Local & Global Show One

In 1975, 22-year-old Marilyn Waring became the youngest member in the New Zealand Parliament. At the age of 24, she became Chairperson of the prestigious Public Expenditures Committee, which reviewed all the parliamentary budgets of her government. She travelled to over 35 countries in this capacity, and discovered that the rules which governed the finances of her own country were operating worldwide. By approaching politics from the viewpoint of an average citizen, Waring challenges the assumption that the systems that currently determine how the world does business are adequately meeting the needs of both local and global communities. Using plain language laced with ironic humor, Waring makes it clear that classic economics work to benefit one particular group, while the rest of us--the vast majority--pay the price.

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Film Credits

director
Terre Nash
producer
Kent Martin
cinematography
Susan Trow
sound
Diane Carrière
editing
Terre Nash
Markham Cook
sound editing
Jackie Newell
Danuta Klis
re-recording
Jean-Pierre Joutel
Serge Boivin
music
Penny Lang
Penguin Café Orchestra
Brian Eno
Daniel Lanois
Jason Lang
Lance Neveu

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