On Friday, October 18, Macomb Community College hosted a free screening of the independent documentary “American Made Movie
.” The documentary examines the post-1979 decline in U.S. manufacturing and its impact on society and features examples of American entrepreneurs working to reverse the trend of overseas production. “American Made Movie” makes the case that ordinary people can help build a stronger economy by changing their purchasing habits to buy products manufactured in the U.S.
James Sawyer, provost and senior vice president of Macomb Community College’s Learning Unit, stated, “We are bringing this documentary to our community to heighten awareness about the key role manufacturing plays in our economy. The film directly addresses trends that are transforming the Macomb County economy, creating both challenges and opportunities to our future.
Myron Zucker, Inc. President and CEO Donna Zobel served as a panelist for a Q&A session after the screening, along with Joe Bione, President and CEO of ASC
in Warren. Of the event, Ms. Zobel said, “The documentary made it clear that if manufacturing is going to return to the US, it must begin at the point of purchase. We can all play a role in bringing manufacturing back to the US by making purchasing decisions that include products made in the USA. Read labels, insist on products made locally, be a part of the solution.”
About “American Made Movie”
Created by filmmakers Nathaniel Thomas McGill and Vincent Vittorio, “American Made Movie” is the latest documentary film from Life Is My Movie Entertainment. The film examines the decline of the American manufacturing workforce. It also illustrates that, through the consumer choices they make, everyone can be a part of building a better future. For more, visit: http://theamericanmademovie.com
About Macomb Community College
Macomb Community College (www.macomb.edu
) is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 48,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and as the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.