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Events 02 | 2014

Sat, February 15, 2014
The World(Market)Society

Film Night by ARTE and ZAK
in the context of the 18th Karlsruhe Talks

ZKM_Media Theater, 7.30 p.m., admission free

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The cross-border trade with services and data is increasing, and human beings are becoming commodities. Market mechanisms continue to assert themselves, and the vision of a global society based on universal values is trampled underfoot − a mere illusion?

As part of the 18th Karlsruhe Talks, the film night goes in search of answers to the questions as to the chances and the risks that a "world(market)society" conceals.

Approximately 20 to 30 billion dollars are concealed in tax havens − an amount corresponding to two thirds of global debt. As a consequence of increasingly comprehensive tax dodging entire states are threatening to collapse: "Time Bomb Tax Dodge − When Will the System Collapse?"

Agricultural lands are considered the most profitable form of investments in the 21st century. The scramble for prime agricultural lands in underdeveloped countries is enormous − and these continue to be sold in spite of the famines acutely endangering native populations: "Third World sellout?"

Globalization has long-since reached the sickroom. Whereas, in former times, cosmetic surgery and dental treatment were offered in Far East, the lure is now high-tech medicine at affordable prices: "My Bypass from Bangkok − The Health Tourism Business".

In 2002 Google began constructing a global library and entered into contract with the largest university libraries. Authors throughout the world subsequently began campaigning for their copyrights. "Google and the Power of Knowledge": a film about the failed knowledge monopoly of the Internet giants.

Time Bomb Tax Dodge − When will the System Collapse?
Documentary film by Xavier Harel and Rémy Burkel, ARTE, France, 2013

21.15 p.m. PROFITABLE?
Third World Sellout
Documentary film by Alexis Marant, ARTE, France, 2010

22.45 p.m. GOOD VALUE?
My Bypass from Bangkok − The Health Tourism Business
Documentary film by Wolfgang Luck, ARTE/ZDF, 2009

23.45 p.m. INSATIABLE?
Midnight Snack

12.15 a.m. ENLIGHTENED?
Google and the Power of Knowledge
Documentary film by Ben Lewis, ARTE/ZDF 2013

A collaboration by ARTE and ZAK | Zentrum für Angewandte Kulturwissenschaft und Studium Generale at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

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