The Philadelphia Story

Life - The Philadelphia Story
Cheri Honkala's been homeless, unemployed and -- like 44 million of her fellow citizens -- doesn't have health care. She's one of the workers left behind by the globalized economy. Yet Cheri is a citizen of the United States.

In this edition of Life, Cheri, executive director of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union, tells the story of what's happened in her hometown, Philadelphia, and warns that the economic boom in the US could yet prove a disturbing model for the rest of the world.
With contributions from Robert Reich, Lester Thurow, Juan Somavia, Naomi Klein, and Francis Fukuyama.

'This film takes a hard look at the grandiose promises and the myriad pitfalls of economic globalization.' Timothy McGettigan, Professor of Sociology, University of Southern Colorado


Main credits

Bradshaw, Steve (screenwriter)
Bradshaw, Steve (film director)
Bradshaw, Steve (narrator)
Haberer, Pierre (editor of moving image work)
Gawin, Luke (film producer)
Richards, Jenny (film producer)
Lamb, Robert (editor of moving image work)
Honkala, Cheri (on-screen participant)

Other credits

Editor, Pierre Haberer; series producer, Luke Gawin; executive producer, Jenny Richards; series editor, Robert Lamb.

Docuseek2 subjects

Distributor subjects

African-American Studies
American Studies
Developing World
Global Issues
Human Rights
International Studies
Social Justice
United Nations


economy, Kensington, Welfare Rights Union, Philadelphia; "The Philadelphia Story"; Bullfrog Films