Global Car examines globalization by exploring the dynamics of the automotive global supply chain. The car is a symbol of American ingenuity and technological progress. Beyond that, it is a symbol of the American psyche. But there's probably not truly an American car that's built anymore.
Consumers often do not appreciate how much their lifestyle depends on global networks of goods and services. Trade balance, domestic content, off-shoring, outsourcing - what do these things mean to the average American? 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.
Directed by Dodge Billingsley (Combat Films and Research)
Running Time: 57 minutes PBS version
40 minutes Vimeo version
Combat Films & Research is a production company that has shot and produced international stories. We have expanded to also shoot everything between commercial, corporate and educational.