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  • Aftermath Of A Crisis (2011)

    Aftermath Of A Crisis (2011)

    An interesting Dutch documentary that explores the aftermath of the financial implosion that is currently taking place. Shortly after the beginning of the financial crisis of 2008, sociologist Manuel Castells gathered a small group of international top intellectuals to ponder the crisis. While the crisis expanded, Castells named his group ‘The Aftermath Network’, a reference to the new world which according to him will emerge from the ashes of the crisis.

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  • Quants: The Alchemists of Wall Street (2010)

    Quants: The Alchemists of Wall Street (2010)

    The credit crunch has brought to light exactly how the international financial system has become ever more dependent on mathematical modelling techniques developed by “quants”, the math wizards and computer programmers who designed the financial products that almost crashed Wall Street and who continue to attempt to quantify human behaviour in the economic environment. Now the “quants” are at the centre of another technological & financial innovation: the ability to buy and sell at speeds that were previously thought unimaginable. [...]

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  • I.O.U.S.A (2008)

    I.O.U.S.A (2008)

    A documentary film that focuses on the shape and impact of the United States national debt. The film features Robert Bixby, director of the Concord Coalition, and David Walker, the former U.S. Comptroller-General, as they travel around the United States on a tour to let communities know of the potential dangers of the national debt. This is a tour carried out through the Concord Coalition, and is known as the “Fiscal Wake-Up Tour.” In February 2008, Walker announced that he [...]

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  • Down & Out in America (1986)

    Down & Out in America (1986)

    An Academy Award-winning documentary film that critiques Reaganomics by showing examples of poverty in the USA. It won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.It won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, tying with Artie Shaw: Time Is All You’ve Got. (Source: Wikipedia)

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  • Energy War (2006)

    Energy War (2006)

    Forget the axis of evil, it’s the axis of oil. The Cold War and the War on Terror were about ideology and globalization. The 21st century will be dominated by the struggle for energy: It will be every man for himself and it’s going to get dirty. In the two-part documentary Energy War, VPRO’s Backlight investigates the major developments with regards to energy sources. The film describes the geopolitical consequences of the dependency on fossil fuels. In the struggle for [...]

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  • The Day of the Dollar (2005)

    The Day of the Dollar (2005)

    VPRO Backlight and Dutch national newspaper NRC Handelsblad present this ‘what if’ scenario. What if the dollar collapses? Fiction meets facts in this 24 hour scenario. At 9AM a Singapore trader is ordered to sell a large amount of dollars, which sends off the enormous downfall of the dollar. This film shows the results for the world economy every following hour. It ends in Amsterdam, where the only currency accepted by a taxi driver is cigarettes. Dutch with English subtitles [...]

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  • Maxed Out (2006)

    Maxed Out (2006)

    With the subtitle of “Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders”, this documentary takes us on a journey deep inside the American debt-style, where everything seems okay as long as the minimum monthly payment arrives on time. What is interesting is the way in which debt – and all the people who hold it – is being commoditised to the extent that an entire industry has been built up on its foundations. In general, this documentary shows [...]

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  • Energy War (2006)

    Energy War (2006)

    This documentary film analyses the geopolitical ramifications of the world’s dependency on natural resources. In the competition for the last remnants of oil and gas, countries around the world are forced to take new moral and political decisions and have to develop uncomfortable alliances with distasteful regimes who must be tolerated and befriended. The film focuses on the gas conflict between Russia and Georgia as well as the international position of oil exporter Saudi Arabia.

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  • Debt and Redemption (2010)

    Debt and Redemption (2010)

    Throughout Europe, governments “invested” their own money by purchasing exotic financial products from major international investment banks and institutions. Then came the financial crisis. This documentary examines how local Italian authorities struggle with the disastrous aftermath of their financial decisions. The local government in Milan has decided to retaliate by charging four banks with financial fraud, while the banks deny any fault or wrongdoing. Dutch documentary makers visit Milan and the village of Polino in Italy and also travel to [...]

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  • The Chicago Sessions (2009)

    The Chicago Sessions (2009)

    Philosopher and University of Chicago law professor Martha Nussbaum analyses and explores the ethical implications of the recent financial crisis with a group of ten graduate students. As a school where Milton Friedman  – an advocate of free market capitalism – and Barack Obama once taught, the University of Chicago provides a compelling forum where economic ideologies can be analysed in the context of the global economic downturn. Along with some of America’s brightest and youngest intellectual talent, this Dutch [...]

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  • Time for Change (2010)

    Time for Change (2010)

    The global economy is in turmoil and overall public trust in financial institutions has reached a new low. While these financial institutions were rescued using enormous amounts of public funds and nevertheless continued to conduct business as usual, many – if not most – people have lost complete faith in the ability of bank executives and elected politicians to resolve one of the most pressing issues of our time. Anger at the overly speculative financial system that generated ludicrous riches [...]

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