Highly Acclaimed Documentary “HEIST” Debuting in Oakland at the Historic Grand Lake Theater

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Abel Habtegeorgis (510) 910 - 2672

Film highlights the roots of of the American economic crisis, struggles of millions of middle class Americans, nationwide occupy movement.

(Oakland,CA) - Producers of the explosive new documentary “Heist” join community leaders and activists for a special screening of the highly acclaimed documentary “Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?” Heist examines the roots of the American economic crisis, and the struggle of working and middle class people in the United States.

“We made HEIST for the 99%," said the film’s co-Director Donald Goldmacher, “Our main goal was to connect the dots of the economic crisis so that our audience might better understand what has truly happened in our country, and restore democracy and an economy that works for all."

WHAT: Screening of Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?
WHEN: Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 7:00pm
WHERE: Historic Grand Lake Theater 3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610

Following the movie there will be a panel discussion moderated by Ella Baker Executive Director Jakada Imani and featuring: Donald Goldmacher, Heist director/producer, Christine Cordero, Occupy the Hood Oakland, and Sylvia Allegretto, UC Berkeley labor economist.
IF you would like review copy before or after the film event please contact  Frances Causey fcausey@gmail.com.

“HEIST clearly explains the roots of our current economic nightmare while analyzing the growing momentum for reform in America,” said Jakada Imani, Executive Director of The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, “ Heist builds on the growing momentum of Americans who are demanding equity and justice for our country.”

In addition to critical historical background, Heist offers real world solutions and up-to-the-minute footage from the current Occupy Wall Street movement - an essential primer for all Americans to participate in the restoration of economic fairness, security, and democracy..

More details on the Movie Event:
$15 General Admission, $10 Students and Seniors
$100 VIP - Preferred Seating and Signed Poster & DVD
BUY TICKETS AT: http://tinyurl.com/Heist-Event
There is also a film-only screening at 9:30 PM.


About the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights:

The Ella Baker Center is named for an unsung hero of the civil rights movement who inspired and guided emerging leaders. We build on her legacy by giving people opportunities and skills to work together to strengthen our communities so that all of us can thrive.