GLOBAL CAR: Globalization and the Automobile
Global Car is finally here! Combat Films and Research in conjunction with Brigham Young University’s David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies is proud to present the latest documentary in the Beyond the Border documentary film series.
Global Car explores the issues of globalization by examining the links of the automotive global supply chain, following the component parts of a Dodge Ram pickup; from the steel and fabrication facilities in Europe, to the factory floors of Asia, to the point of final assembly in Detroit Michigan, and finally to your local dealership.
Global Car introduces you to the people behind the process and how the new global economy is not only changing the way we do business, but also our lives. Boniface and Teresa live half way around the world from each other, yet their lives are economically intertwined. Trade balance, domestic content, off-shoring, outsourcing—what do these things mean to the average American and to their counterparts in India and elsewhere? By looking at one vehicle—the Dodge Ram pickup—and tracing the origins of its component parts from all over the world, a symbol of the world economy appears, and it is in your garage.
Global Car is produced by Combat Films and Research for the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University.
Stay tuned for more details—and for more information visit us at www.combatfilms.com