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Macomb Community College presents “American Made Movie”

– Tuesday, October 8, 2013 1:00AM

On Friday, Oct 18, Macomb Community College will host a free screening of “American Made Movie,” a documentary that looks at the post-1979 decline in U.S. manufacturing and profiles entrepreneurs who are helping to reverse the trend of overseas production.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the film starting at 7:15 p.m.  A panel discussion will follow the movie at roughly 8:50 p.m. Register to attend at

The film will be shown in the John Lewis Student Community Center (K Building) on the college’s South Campus in Warren and tells the story of Americans working to save their livelihoods and support their families and employees by finding new solutions in a global economy. The documentary makes the case that manufacturing matters and ordinary people can help build a stronger American economy by simply redirecting their buying decisions and changing their habits. Among those featured in the “American Made Movie” is Chris Michalakis, president of the Metro Detroit AFL-CIO.

“We are bringing this to documentary to our community to heighten awareness about the key role manufacturing plays in our economy,” said James Sawyer, provost and senior vice president, Learning Unit, Macomb Community College.  “The film directly addresses trends that are transforming the Macomb County economy, creating both challenges and opportunities for our future.”

Event Details

  • Date: Friday, Oct. 18
  • Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., movie starts at 7:15 p.m. A panel discussion follows at roughly 8:50 p.m.
  • Location: John Lewis Student Community Center (K Building), Room 301, Macomb Community College South Campus, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road (corner of Hayes Road), Warren, MI 48088
  • Cost: Free Parking: Free parking in lots off Hayes Road
  • Registration:  Visit to register. 

About “American Made Movie”

Created by filmmakers Nathaniel Thomas McGill and Vincent Vittorio, “American Made Movie” is the latest documentary film from Life Is My Movie Entertainment. The film examines the decline of the American manufacturing workforce. It also illustrates that, through the consumer choices they make, everyone can be a part of building a better future.  For more, visit:  

About Macomb Community College

Macomb Community College ( is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 48,000 students annually.  Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and as the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan.  The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.