San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
You are invited to the upcoming screening of 'UK Gold', an award-winning documentary, hosted by Christian Aid, Oxfam and Action Aid.
The screening will take place at 7pm on Thursday 21st November, at the The Theatre in the Custard factory, and is free. The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with a discussion panel.
UK Gold explores global tax dodging through the eyes of an east London vicar, Revd William Taylor, following him as he stands up to the financial institutions of the City of London.
Christian Aid met up with Revd Taylor recently to find out more about his motivations for getting involved in the film. He told them “I can see the City of London from my parish in Hackney and I’ve often wondered what goes on over there does for us over here… this film is about joining the dots and showing the connection between those with power and wealth and those without."
He has been shocked at what he discovered making the film. “I hadn’t realised the extent of the impact tax dodging has on aid and the developing world” he said. “There are countries in Africa struggling because the City is helping companies that operate there to channel funds through havens and avoid paying the taxes they owe.”
Indeed, Christian Aid estimates that $160 billion a year is lost by developing countries to corporate tax dodging, more than twice the total amount they receive in aid.
UK Gold is a truly compelling look at the depth and complicity of the UK’s tax havens in fuelling the financial secrecy that allows global tax dodging to rob poor countries. The Guardian describes it as ‘the kind of film to get the blood boiling and steam hissing out of your ears... an ambitious and admirably clear assault.'
Click here to watch the trailer: http://www.theukgold.co.uk/
For more information about the venue and how to get there: http://www.fazeleyevents.co.uk/archives/1245
If you have any questions about the screening, then please contact either Katy Cook at Oxfam or John Cooper at Christian Aid:
Katy - KCook@oxfam.org.uk 0121 634 3611
John - JCooper@christian-aid.org 0121 200 2283
We look forward to seeing you there!
Christian Aid, Oxfam and Action Aid