Directing: Karin Hayes, Victoria Bruce Editing: Cindy Lee
Production: Victoria Bruce,
Charles G. Davidson, Karin Hayes, Paul Rachman
Runtime: 01 hr : 21 min : 00 sec
America is in the grip of a societal economic panic. Lawmakers cry “We’re Broke!” as they slash budgets, lay off schoolteachers, police, and firefighters, crumbling our country’s social fabric and leaving many Americans scrambling to survive. Meanwhile, multibillion-dollar American corporations like Exxon, Google and Bank of America are making record profits. And while the deficit climbs and the cuts go deeper, these corporations, with intimate ties to our political leaders, are concealing colossal profits overseas to avoid paying U.S. income tax. “We’re not broke” is the story of how U.S. corporations have been able to hide over a trillion dollars from Uncle Sam, and how seven fed-up Americans from across the country, take their frustration to the streets…and how to make them pay.
Karin Hayes, Victoria Bruce
Karin Hayes’s first independent documentary was the duPont-Columbia University
Award-winning film, "The Kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt" (HBO/Cinemax 2004). Hayes
also co-produced and directed "Held Hostage in Colombia", a documentary about three
American contractors captured by FARC guerrillas in Colombia, and the 2008 Target®
Filmmaker Award-winning film "Pip & Zastrow: An American Friendship".
Hayes has contributed to other directors’ films including Paul Rachman’s 2006
Sundance documentary "American Hardcore": the history of American punk rock from
1980-1986 (Sony Pictures Classics), and Brian Liu’s and Mary Wareham’s film "Disarm",
about the devastating effects of landmines. Hayes has also worked on productions for
PBS, National Geographic Channel, the Travel Channel, the Discovery Channel, and
with The Cronkite Ward Company for TLC/Discovery Networks. In addition to feature
documentary projects, Hayes has produced videos for the Smithsonian Institution,
National Museum of the American Indian, and worked for the Smithsonian Folklife
In 2010 Hayes’s first book, "Hostage Nation: Colombia’s guerilla army and the
failed war on drugs" (co-authored with Victoria Bruce) was published by Knopf. Hayes
graduated from UCLA with a degree in World Arts & Cultures, and lives in New York
Victoria Bruce is the recipient of the duPont-Columbia University Award for excellence
in broadcast journalism for "The Kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt" (HBO/Cinemax 2004).
She is also the author of two non-fiction books, "No Apparent Danger" (HarperCollins
2001) and "Hostage Nation: Colombia’s guerilla army and the failed war on drugs"
Bruce also co-produced and directed "Held Hostage in Colombia", a documentary
about three American contractors captured and held captive in Colombia, and the 2008
Target® Filmmaker Award: Pip & Zastrow: "An American Friendship". Bruce has a
background in geology and has been the host of television documentaries for Discovery
Channel and PBS.
Bruce has a Master’s degree in Geology from the University of California,
Riverside. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland.