Films for Action presents "I.O.U.S.A."

Kansas Union

Listen to our podcast preview of this screening. This screening will take place in Woodruff Auditorium in the Union on KU campus.

About the movie
Wake up, America! We're on the brink of a financial meltdown. I.O.U.S.A.
boldly examines the rapidly growing national debt and its consequences
for the United States and its citizens. Burdened with an ever-expanding
government and military, increased international competition, overextended entitlement programs, and debts to foreign countries that
are becoming impossible to honor, America must mend its spendthrift ways
or face an economic disaster of epic proportions.

Throughout history, the American government has found it nearly
impossible to spend only what has been raised through taxes. Wielding
candid interviews with both average American taxpayers and government
officials, Sundance veteran Patrick Creadon (Wordplay) helps demystify
the nation's financial practices and policies. The film follows former
U.S. Comptroller General David Walker as he crisscrosses the country
explaining America's unsustainable fiscal policies to its citizens.

With surgical precision, Creadon interweaves archival footage and
economic data to paint a vivid and alarming profile of America's current
economic situation. The ultimate power of I.O.U.S.A. is that the film
moves beyond doomsday rhetoric to proffer potential financial scenarios
and propose solutions about how we can recreate a fiscally sound nation
for future generations.

Creadon uses candid interviews and his featured subjects include Warren
Buffett, Alan Greenspan, Paul O'Neill, Robert Rubin, and Paul Volcker,
along with the Peter G. Peterson Foundation's own David Walker and Bob
Bixby of the Concord Coalition, a Foundation grantee.

Pointedly topical and consummately nonpartisan, I.O.U.S.A. drives home
the message that the only time for America's financial future is now.

Hosted by Films for Action and in partnership with Students for Prosperity, Lawrencians' for Liberty and many other organizations and individuals concerned about the debt and deficits.


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