Are we a nation on its merry way to selling just cheeseburgers to one another? If we don’t make anything, what else do we do?
That’s the question that is more or less asked in Virgil Films & Entertainment’s Apr. 15 DVD debut of documentary filmmakers Nathaniel Thomas McGill and Vincent Vittorio’s American Made Movie, which is a chilling look at the decades-long decline in domestic manufacturing capabilities and the social and economic ramifications that go with that loss.
Plenty of examples are delineated in this thought-provoking expose — from the devastation of Detriot to the success of New England’s New Balance shoe manufacturing company. Price for the sake of price alone can be, as the American Made Movie makes the case, a slippery slope to disaster — think before you buy (vote with your dollars), it is a simple message.
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