Marie Michael Library
The Big Sellout
This film demonstrates how ordinary people are fighting the commodification of basic public goods. It shows how international financial institutions such as the IMF and the World Bank demand cuts in public spending, the privatization of public services and market liberalization as the path to economic development. It raises questions about the neo-liberal belief that government best serves the public interest by serving corporate interests - a belief that the film shows to be as hollow as it is unsustainable.