This weekend, ProgressNow New Mexico will host two screenings of the new investigative documentary The Wall St. Conspiracy at The Guild Cinema in Albuquerque. The film investigates the stock counterfeiting scheme known as "naked short selling" through the lenses of the businesses owners who've been adversely affected and the progressive advocates who have worked tirelessly to reform a system that allows large financial firms to prosper on the backs of unwitting citizens.
The film, directed by Kristina Leigh Copeland and produced by Brown Saddle Films, will be preceded at the Sunday screening by a brief discussion with State Senator Eric Griego about the current efforts underway to reform Wall Street and America's broader financial institutions.
"Naked short selling" is a devastating practice unknown to most citizens and investors. It is, basically, the practice of selling stock but never delivering the shares to a buyer because those shares do not actually exist. Most people call that stealing; many on Wall Street simply call it strategy. ProgressNow New Mexico is sponsoring these screenings to help raise awareness in New Mexico about this devastating stock fraud scheme. The film is an eye-opening look into the underbelly of Wall Street and we're proud to have State Senator Griego speaking at the Sunday screening to inform people of what efforts are underway to protect investors and reform an out-of-control industry.
WHAT: Film screenings of The Wall St. Conspiracy. Sunday show to include discussion with State Senator Eric Griego about Wall Street reform.
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, December 8th and 9th at 1:00pm
WHERE: The Guild Cinema, 3405 Central Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM
HOW: All tickets $7, cash only
To learn more about the film, visit TheWallStreetConspiracy.com
To learn more about the practice of naked short selling, read "Financial Terrorism in America," an article by financial reform advocate Mark Faulk who is featured in the film.
We hope to see you there!