November 1, 2012
Professor Roberta Mann to Speak at Portland’s Screening of “We’re Not Broke”
On Nov. 16, the documentary “We’re Not Broke” will be screened at the First Unitarian Church in Portland. The film, which depicts how seven citizen activists have reacted to corporate tax dodgers, was shown at prestigious film festivals such as Sundance and the Dallas International Film Festival.
After the screening, Oregon Law’s tax, property and environmental law expert Professor Roberta Mann will speak as part of a panel on issues presented in the film. Mann earned her J.D. cum laude from Arizona State University and received an L.L.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. After practicing in the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service she served on the Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation in U.S. Congress.
According to the film’s webpage, “We’re Not Broke” discusses how multibillion-dollar corporations (e.g., Google, Bank of America) have been able to hide over a trillion dollars from Uncle Sam. While this occurs teachers, police officers, firefighters and other Americans are being laid off and left on their own to survive. The film deals with the issues of America’s current tax codes and policies.
Directors/Producers Karin Hayes and Victoria Bruce are both recipients of multiple filmmaking awards including the duPont-Columbia University Award for excellence in broadcast journalism. Executive Producer Charles Davidson is the publisher of the American Interest Magazine and is active in public advocacy.
The film will screen at 6:30 p.m. Requested admission price is a $5-20 donation.