“The Great Postal Heist” to be released on Jan. 25, 2022

Steve HutkinsBlog

[Press Release from Cinema Libre Studios] It is broadly known that current Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has significant conflicts of interest due to his and his family’s investments in a number of companies closely tied to the U.S. Postal Service. Established by the U.S. Constitution, the once-venerated agency has been systematically dismantled and privatized by lobbyists and politicians who seek to make profits at the expense of the mental health, living wages, and working conditions of their employees.

A provocative new feature length documentary, “The Great Postal Heist”, releasing January 25, 2022 (on DVD and streaming), takes the ultimate deep dive into the United States Postal Service, its controversies, and the political corruption that surrounds it.

Featuring interviews with Ralph Nader, Richard Wolff, former Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Massachusetts), and additional historians, legislators, and several rankings of USPS workers, “The Great Postal Heist” is the explanation of USPS that the American people deserve.

For the past two years, USPS has found itself in the middle of the nation’s biggest disagreements, from mail-in election ballots to the question of privatization in the face of giants like Amazon & FedEx taking control of our mailboxes.

Filmmaker and son of a postal clerk, Jay Galione, has collected the most extensive video history of USPS’ staff blowing the whistle on a toxic workplace culture, the corruption of upper level management and senior office holders, and how Congress’ control of USPS and The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) of 2006 has largely sabotaged any chance USPS had of showing its profitability.

A from-then-till-now chronological deep dive, the documentary covers the history of the “going postal” tragedies of the 1980s, through to the role of President Bush’s 2006 PAEA, and the concerning conflicts of interest around USPS property ownership and Senator Diane Feinstein’s husband.

Trailer & Website: TheGreatPostalHeist.com.  Press release.