Did you know that the average American spends 57 hours working on their taxes? Even Albert Einstein once wrote, "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax."
An Inconvenient Tax, a documentary from Moving Picture Institute-supported filmmakers Christopher Marshall and Vincent Vittorio, reveals how Congress uses our impossibly complex tax code to achieve political goals that have nothing to do with raising revenue.
Featuring economic experts, commentators, and political voices such as Steve Forbes, Mike Huckabee, Noam Chomsky, David M. Walker, and others, the film traces the evolution of the income tax through wars, economic booms and busts, and presidencies.
Political favoritism, ineffective social programs, and economic manipulations all reveal the need for tax reform. As America faces an ever-growing financial crisis, this timely and engaging film transcends partisanship and offers Americans a chance to unite in a grassroots movement for change.
Catch An Inconvenient Tax on Hulu, Amazon, or here.
In other news:
We the Internet TV, the Moving Picture Institute's comedy news channel, has been nominated for Best Film & Video – Variety category in the 21st Annual Webby Awards. Cast your vote online today to help We the Internet TV win the Internet's top honor! Voting ends April 20th.
Calling all filmmakers! The Collaboration Filmmakers Challenge 2017 kicks off May 16th. This is a chance to win major prizes, including a $5,000 Feature/TV pilot development deal with Adi Shankar's Infinite Ammo Productions! Moving Picture Institute filmmakers will have their entry fee waived.
Mama Rwanda, an MPI documentary from Laura Waters Hinson about entrepreneurial mothers in Rwanda, is now available for campus and community screenings! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to bring the film to your group.
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