Visual Artists Guild
cordially invites you to join us for a special showing of the film
Death by China
by best-selling author and filmmaker Peter Navarro

This is a special showing bringing together those interested in human rights.
Panel discussion will follow with Dr. Peter Navarro and others to be confirmed.

Date:    Saturday, August 18, 2012
Time:    7:30 p.m.
Place:   Laemmle Playhouse 7 Theater
           673 East Colorado Boulevard
           Pasadena, CA 91101
           626-844-6500
           (The film opens on August 17 )

Advanced Ticket may be purchased online by going to http://goo.gl/841ao  
Be sure and specify the August 18, 7:30 p.m. showing and get your tickets early to ensure a seat!

Background Information:
           In the same year that the IOC (International Olympics Committee) granted the 2008 Olympics to Beijing based on the promise that China will advance the human rights of its people, the United States Congress, heavily lobbied by corporations, voted to admit China to the WTO (World Trade Organization) on the premise that China will have to adhere to fair trade practices, stop illegal export subsidies, improve working conditions for their workers and that a rising middle class will demand their government to democratize.  Just like the failed promises of the Beijing Olympics committee which instead escalated official land grabs, increased imprisonments of dissidents, black jails for petitioners who dared to complain and increased censorship, the vision of the democratization of China after WTO has also been shattered.
          The film, Death by China, documents that while multinational corporations' profits soared, the Chinese people are confronted not only with labor abuses but an unprecedented environmental disasters in air, water and soil of gargantuan proportions resulting in cancer villages and premature deaths of millions.  At the same time, the average American suffer in job losses, loss of intellectual and technical properties as well as having to be wary of imported poisoned food, toxic toys, failed medical devices, acid rain, etc.
            Death by China is a film no one wants to miss in understand the relationship between China and the US and how the people of both countries can work together to help each other in overcoming their closely connected problems.

Guest Speaker:
PETER NAVARRO, Ph.D. (Writer/Director/Producer, Professor at the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California-Irvine)

Peter Navarro received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and is a business professor at The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California-Irvine. He is a regular CNBC contributor, and author of the bestselling book, The Coming China Wars. Professor Navarro’s other books include the path-breaking management book, The Well-Timed Strategy, and the bestselling investment book, If It Rains in Brazil, Buy Starbucks.

Professor Navarro’s unique and internationally recognized expertise lies in his “big picture” application of a highly sophisticated but easily accessible macroeconomic analysis of the business environment and financial markets for investors and corporate executives.

He has been featured on 60 Minutes, and his articles have appeared in a wide range of publications, from Business Week, the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal to the Harvard Business Review, the MIT Sloan Management Review, and the Journal of Business. His free weekly investment newsletter is published at www.peternavarro.com.

For more information please Contact: Visual Artists Guild, Ann Lau 310-539-0234 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.