Permanent Culture Now and Indymedia presents The Secret City

by Perm Cult Now
on Wednesday 21 Nov 2012

type: Event Notice
topic: Corporations
region: Bristol
event time: Monday 14 Jan 2013 20:00

Monday 14th January 8pm The Cube, Dove Street, Bristol.  Entry £3/£4 (But nobody turned away due to lack of funds)

We are really pleased to present the Secret City film a film produced by local lad Lee Salter and Michael Chanan, a film that exposes the power that the City of London has over our lives.

London and the City of London are not the same place. London is a metropolis of 8 million people. The City of London is the famous square mile in the middle, with about 7,000 residents. A Corporation older than Parliament, the City of London has played a key historical role in protecting and promoting the interests of finance capital.

Secret City investigates the power wielded by the Corporation of London over British economic policy, through which it sustains London’s prime position at the hub of global finance capital — not least through control of the majority of the world’s tax havens.

The film exposes the Corporation’s anti-democratic constitution, the ancient laws which allow it function as a state within a state, and thus to promote an illusory promise of economic growth at the cost of the real economy.

Secret City questions the Corporation’s role through contributions from Londoners, including scholars, an MP, a businessman, Church people and activists. Participants include Lord Glasman, John McDonnell MP, the Revs. William Taylor (Stamford Hill) and Alan Green (Bethnal Green), Natalie Bennett, Malcolm Matson, Occupy activists, and Professors Doreen Massey, Robin Blackburn, Steven Haseler and Clive Bloom.

The filmmakers will be present to discuss the film after its screening.