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Download Hi-Res October 5, 2011, Occupy Wall Street protesters join unions at a rally in Foley Square, New York City. Many of the US Uncut protesters join Occupy Wall St. groups across the country. Photo by Karin Hayes
Download Hi-Res February 26, 2011, Los Angeles: On US Uncut’s first national day of action, protestors focus on Bank of America for the company’s tax avoidance practices. Photo by Adrian Belic
Download Hi-Res January 21, 2011, Schenectady, NY: President Obama announces that General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt will lead the White House Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Two months later, The New York Times breaks the story that in 2010 GE earned $5.1 billion in U.S. profits, but paid $0 in federal income tax.
Download Hi-Res Feb. 26, 2011, Jackson, MS. US Uncut co-founder Carl Gibson explains the new movement that aims to make corporations pay their fair share of income tax. Photo by Victoria Bruce
Download Hi-Res August 2011, US Uncut Chicago member Jim Coleman protests at the Apple store. Apple is among a group of multinational corporations lobbying congress for a “tax holiday” which would reduce their corporate income tax rate on money held overseas from 35% to 5.5%. Photo by Kevin Caby
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“Kicking assets and taking names, ‘We’re Not Broke’ gets in the face of deficit hawks and budget
cutters with a well-researched, brightly presented and provocative argument that the U.S. isn’t
overtaxed and profligate, but rather a paradise for corporate tax cheats.” — John Anderson, Variety

“The truly infuriating doc about how US corporations cycle their profits out of the country, hiding
them routinely in offshore accounts or in their Irish subsidiaries, so as to avoid paying any US taxes
whatsoever – and doing so in collusion with their hired hands in Congress…The news is bittersweet
and the lessons are timely.” — Naomi Wolf, The Guardian

“A masterfully compelling film—crisp, urgent, and thoughtful…Hayes and Bruce have provided a
great public service by firing out a devastating opening salvo. It’s a clarion call for change.”
— Michael Dunaway, Paste Magazine

“…essential viewing for those who want to understand just how we ended up in this mess in the first
place.” — Noah Nelson, Huffington Post

‘“We’re Not Broke,” a smart muckraker by Karin Hayes and Victoria Bruce, investigates the offshore
tax havens that allow publicly bailed-out corporations to score record-setting profits.”
— Greg Evans, Bloomberg News

“If you suspected corporations were getting away with tax-murder, you were right—but what’s great
about ‘We’re Not Broke’ is how thoroughly it enumerates the crimes, like a prosecution setting out
its case. Some of the facts assembled are truly mind-bending.” — Charles Lyons, Indiewire

“Hayes and Bruce do a great job of tackling a big issue in a way that should make logical sense to
most viewers, and help to contextualize the same concerns that the Occupy movement have been
addressing. What’s more, as a call to action, the doc should infuriate its viewers, which could lead to
needed real world reform.” — Basil Tsiokos, what (not) to doc

“In the new documentary We’re Not Broke directors/producers Karin Hayes and Victoria Bruce
examine the income side of the equation with surgical precision, laying bare the system of off-shore
tax havens, massive corporate lobbying, and accounting trickery that transforms the United States’
35% corporate tax into an effective 0%.” — Noah Nelson, Huffington Post

“‘We’re Not Broke’ names and shames a number of major US corporations which it says don’t pay
their fair share of US taxes, including some based on the Island.” — Marina Mello, Royal Gazette
Newspaper, Bermuda

“Watch this movie and it will indicate why I support the spirit of OWS. If not every action.”
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“Breaking down accounting maneuvers such as ‘transfer pricing’ transactions into simpleparts can
be laborious even for business professors. Yet through montage and spare but effective use of
talking heads, the filmmakers explain it all in short order that’s as thrilling as it is infuriating.”
— Ben Fulton, Salt Lake Tribune

“Filmmakers Karin Hayes and Victoria Bruce marshall the facts well, lucidly explaining the complex
tax laws that allow multinational corporations to funnel profits out of the
United States and into tax-haven nations (such as the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and Ireland) to
avoid income taxes.” — Sean P. Means, Salt Lake Tribune

“The power of people to assemble is equally central to another documentary at this year’s Festival,
Karin Hayes and Victoria Bruce’s ‘We’re Not Broke,’ which confronts issues of inequality in America’s
economy.” — Bridgette Bates, Sundance Online

The filmmakers deftly touch on the idea that taxes are seen only as a burden, an oppression, rather
than the price individuals and companies pay for the right to live, work, be educated, and do business
in this country (rights which serve some populations more effectively than others)
— Gretchen Sisson, Bitch Magazine

“‘We’re Not Broke” visually and expertly explains how ‘offshore’ banking enables the richest 1 percent
and several thousand transnational corporations to avoid regulation, taxes, and accountability. . . .
Unlike other documentaries about corporate abuses, ‘We’re Not Broke’ inspires viewers to see
themselves as agents of change.” — Chuck Collins, IPS

“In ‘We’re Not Broke,’ Hayes and Bruce, reveal shocking information about the number of U.S.
companies such as Google, Chevron, Citigroup, Bank of America and GE who have made profits in
the billions and managed to not pay a dime in U.S. taxes. . . For taking on such an intricate topic,
they’ve done a fine job with ‘We’re Not Broke’ and have created a space where Americans can
consider the effects that big business tax evasion has on life in this country.”
— Jeanette D. Moses, SLUG Magazine

“US multinationals make billions of dollars in profit but can pay no federal tax due to ‘legal but
immoral’ tax arrangements, according to a scathing film at the Sundance film festival.”
— Agence France-Presse

WE’RE NOT BROKE ranks no. 1 of top 5 documentary films getting buzz at Sundance.
— Christian Science Monitor

“Following a proto-Occupy movement called US Uncut and talking to various economic experts,
filmmakers Karin Hayes and Victoria Bruce lay out the problem and what demands we can make to
our legislators to help close these loopholes.” — Bryce J. Renniger, Indiewire

“This remarkable work is a chilling exposé that reveals the lack of income tax paid by multi-billion
dollar U.S. based corporations and the growing discontent from citizens who are paying their fair
share.” — Tammy McLeod, Agrigirl’s Blog

“We’re Not Broke is different from other films because it not only presents the problem; it presents
what normal citizens can do to about that problem.” — Rachel Westrate, The Park City High
School Prospector

“. . . We might believe the oft-cited cry of politicians and pundits that these cuts and policies are
necessary because ‘we’re broke.’ This inspiring and revealing new investigatory documentary asks
us to reconsider this seemingly unquestionable claim.” — Jason Dean, Dane101.com

“. . . documentary that should cut straight to the heart of Wisconsin politics, showing the growing
inequality gap and assault on public employees. . .” — Rob Thomas, 77 Square

WE’RE NOT BROKE ranks in Top 10 films from 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
— Amy Taubin, Film Comment March/April 2012 (Film Society of Lincoln Center)
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