Are Student Loan Companies Destroying Your Life?

4 11 2009

Is your life or a loved one’s life in turmoil because, despite your best efforts, you simply cannot make the payments companies like AES, Sallie Mae, etc. are demanding? It is estimated that one in four undergraduates will default on their loans in their lifetimes, and that unlike credit card debt, there are almost no consumer protections for people who fall behind in paying on their student loans–meanwhile loan company executives reap huge personal windfalls on the backs of the broken.

If you live in the Southern California area, Ramblin’ Man Films is looking for your story for an online video project. We want to hear from people who have put their best effort forward in trying to meet their obligation but cannot, due to unforeseen circumstances such as unemployment, disability, etc. make payments. If your story includes unfair, unethical or downright nasty behavior from these companies, we would certainly like to hear about it too. The only stipulation is that you must be located in Los Angeles!

Please send this appeal to as many people as you can. Visit http://RamblinManFilms.com for examples of our social issues work. We appreciate your time and consideration and hope that you’ll join us in starting a national dialogue on this underreported issue.

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A Call to Action: Mobilize for Patients Not Profits

26 10 2009

In this video, Sam Pullen calls on people across the country to stand up for health care reform through non-violent civil disobedience in actions across America on October 28th, 2009. Sam was arrested at a sit-in in Los Angeles, CA on October 15th. He voluntarily remained in jail for five days in order to draw attention to abuses of the health insurance industry.  Following his brief statement is a short documentary on the civil disobedience in Los Angeles on October 15th.





Profits Before Patients

24 09 2009

This short documentary takes viewers to a protest outside of an Anthem Blue Cross office building in downtown Los Angeles, a company who denies coverage to one in five people, continues to raise premiums, and retain record amounts of compensation for its CEOs. Produced by Lyn Goldfarb in association with Ramblin’ Man Films.  Visit Ramblin’ Man on YouTube too: http://www.youtube.com/user/RamblinManFilms.