Essay about Film Review : The Global Assembly Line

920 Words Jan 19th, 2016 4 Pages
Film Review: The Global Assembly Line The World economy has experienced distinct phases over time, yet one of the most important and revolutionary systems has been capitalism. Capitalism can be defined as a socio-economic system motivated by profit and labor power, focused on the exploitation of the labor force. Beginning in the 19th century, competitive capitalism introduced the idea of reducing wage rates and different forms of production. Then came the era of organized capitalism, also known as Fordism, the era of mass production and introduction of assembly lines. Capitalism has proven to be a successful advancement in global economy and trade. (Knox, P., & Agnew, 1989, ch. 1-3). Although Capitalism provided technology and global economic development it failed to recognize people as human beings rather than a mere source of labor. As seen in the 1986 film, The Global Assembly Line, there is a shocking truth behind profit motive which continues to be ignored since it targets the less powerful, undocumented, foreigners, the poor and women. The global assembly line film contrast both the positive and negative outcomes while highlighting the dehumanization of women across a transnational network. Although the film was created more than 30 years ago it continues to resemble issues that are present in todays society and need to be addressed. Following the principle of profit motive, many U.S companies began to outsource or allocate factories across low-wage countries. This…

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