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From Erin Lee Carr, starring Fahmi Quadir, Roddy Boyd, Bethany McLean, Andrew Left
Dirty Money is a 2018 documentary series created and directed by Erin Lee Carr. The series follows a variety of scandals involving large corporations and their unethical actions. It covers topics such as the Volkswagen emissions scandal, the pharmaceutical industry's aversion to generic drugs, the Wells Fargo banking scandal, and the Donald Trump and Michael Cohen hush money scandal. Through interviews with victims and stakeholders, and discussions with experts, the series provides an in-depth look into the pervasive culture of corporate greed and corruption, and how it affects us all.
From Charles Ferguson, starring Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir
Inside Job is an Academy Award-winning documentary about the 2008 global financial crisis. Through interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, the film traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. Framing the crisis within the broader context of global economic forces, Inside Job reveals how a lack of accountability and transparency in the financial sector enabled the biggest economic collapse since the Great Depression. It also examines the systemic greed and irresponsibility that led to the crisis and its devastating effects on individuals and governments around the world.
From Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey
The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 American biographical black comedy crime film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the memoir of the same name by Jordan Belfort. The film follows Belfort's journey as a stockbroker in New York City and how his career progress from a small-time penny stock trader to one of the most infamous players in Wall Street. Along the way he befriends his business partner Donnie Azoff, indulges in a high-rolling lifestyle of excess, and engages in rampant securities fraud and corruption. Ultimately, Belfort is arrested by the FBI and sent to prison for his crimes. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Belfort, with Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, and Jon Bernthal in supporting roles.
Peter D. Hutchison,
Jared P. Scott, starring Noam Chomsky, Alan Greenspan, Malcolm X, Richard Nixon
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Requiem for the American Dream is a 2015 documentary film directed by Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, and Jared P. Scott. The film follows the life and philosophy of Noam Chomsky, a noted linguist, philosopher, and political activist. Through interviews conducted by the directors, Chomsky delves into the current state of the American political, economic, and social system, exploring how a few people and corporations have come to dominate the public discourse and control the majority of the world's wealth. He also examines the rise of inequality and the erosion of the American Dream due to the unchecked power of the few. The film offers a sobering look at the state of the nation, and Chomsky's insights provide an invaluable resource for anyone interested in understanding the current state of politics and economics in the United States.
From Directors: Aris Chatzistefanou, Katerina Kitidi, starring Dean Baker, Alex Callinicos, Costas Douzinas, Ben Fine
Catastroika is a 2012 Greek documentary film directed by Aris Chatzistefanou and Katerina Kitidi. It showcases the impacts of the austerity measures implemented by the Troika - a tripartite of the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund, and the European Central Bank - in Greece, following the 2008 financial crisis. The film follows the lives of everyday Greeks as they are forced to endure deep cuts in public services, soaring unemployment, and increasing poverty as a result of the economic austerity policies. It also includes interviews with economists, journalists, and activists who provide insight into the political implications of the Troika's intervention in Greece. Ultimately, the film argues for a more equitable economic policy that puts people and society first.
Jennifer Abbott, starring Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones
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The Corporation is a 2003 feature-length documentary film directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott, which critically examines the modern-day corporation, considering its legal status as a class of person and evaluating its behavior towards society and the world at large as a psychiatrist might evaluate an ordinary person. Exploring topics such as the nature of commercialism, corporate responsibility and globalization, the film serves as a critical inquiry into the overall role of corporations in society. It features interviews with 40 corporate insiders and critics, including Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Milton Friedman, and Michael Moore. By examining the phenomenon of the corporation and its behavior, the film ultimately asks one central question: If a corporation is a person, what kind of person is it?
From Stars: Niall Ferguson, Gareth Armstrong, Richard Lintern, starring
The Ascent of Money is a 2008 British documentary film written and presented by historian Niall Ferguson. The documentary chronicles the history of money and finance, from the invention of banking in ancient Mesopotamia to the current global financial system. It traces the origins of such financial instruments as bonds, stocks, insurance and mortgages, and explains the roles they play in modern society. It also examines the development of banking, the rise and fall of empires, and the importance of financial education. Along the way, the film follows the stories of several individuals and their experiences with money, and explores the role of financial markets in the history of the world. The film is narrated by actor Gareth Armstrong, and features interviews with experts such as Alan Greenspan and George Soros.
From Adam McKay, starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt
The Big Short is a 2015 American biographical drama-comedy film directed by Adam McKay and written by Charles Randolph and McKay, based on the 2010 book by Michael Lewis, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. The film stars an ensemble cast including Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong, Finn Wittrock and Marisa Tomei. The film follows four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight. The film is noted for the unconventional techniques it employs to explain complex financial instruments. Several other actors also appear in brief roles. The Big Short was released on December 11, 2015 and was a critical and commercial success, grossing $133.3 million worldwide. The film received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor for Bale, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Editing. It won the award for Best Adapted Screenplay, becoming the first comedy film to receive the award since Annie Hall in 1977.
From Michael Oswald, starring Ben Dyson, Anne Belsey, Noel Longhurst, Josh Ryan-Collins
97% Owned is an award-winning 2012 documentary film examining the issue of economic inequality in the United Kingdom. The film focuses on the growing concentration of wealth in the hands of a small minority of people, and the ways in which this affects the lives of ordinary people in the UK. Drawing on interviews with leading economists, financial analysts, and members of the public, the film paints a bleak picture of a society increasingly divided between those who are struggling to get by, and those with immense privilege and power. Through the course of the film, it becomes clear that the economic inequality in British society is not an accident, but a product of the current economic system, which is driven by a handful of powerful banks, corporations, and financial institutions. The film ends with a call to action, arguing that collective action is required to bring about real change.
From Directors: Aris Chatzistefanou, Katerina Kitidi, starring Samir Amin, Hugo Arias, Alain Badiou, Gerard Dumenil
Debtocracy is a 2011 documentary film by Greek directors Aris Chatzistefanou and Katerina Kitidi. The film examines the impact of the Greek debt crisis on the country and its citizens. It takes a critical look at the policies of the European Union, the International Monetary Fund, and the Greek government which have led to the crisis. It also explores how this crisis is being used to further the interests of the financial elite, while the citizens are left to suffer the consequences. The film features interviews with prominent economists, politicians, and activists, as well as with everyday citizens, who discuss the causes and implications of the crisis. Debtocracy highlights the need for a large-scale and urgent change in economic policy that addresses the needs of all members of society, not just the financial elite.
From James Foley, starring Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin
Glengarry Glen Ross is a 1992 drama film directed by James Foley, adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by David Mamet. The film follows four desperate real estate agents (Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, and Ed Harris) who are scrambling to make a sale in order to keep their jobs. The agents resort to increasingly aggressive tactics in order to meet their sales targets, leading to a cutthroat competition between them. As the pressure mounts and they become increasingly desperate, a mysterious intruder (Kevin Spacey) arrives and threatens to steal the agents' prized sales leads. With their livelihoods on the line, they must decide how far they are willing to go to get what they want.
From Chris Smith, starring Star: Michael Ruppert
Collapse is a documentary by Chris Smith that examines the life and theories of controversial author and investigative journalist Michael Ruppert. The film follows Ruppert as he recounts his trying journey from a police officer in Los Angeles to an author and lecturer, as well as his warnings about the collapse of modern civilization due to energy depletion, population growth, and economic instability. He believes that the events of 9/11 were a symptom of the larger problems facing the world, and the film explores his predictions and theories. Along the way, Ruppert confronts his own personal struggles and anxieties, making the film a deeply personal exploration of one man's desperate search for answers.
From Alex Gibney, starring John Beard, Tim Belden, Barbara Boxer, George W. Bush
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room is a 2005 documentary film that chronicles the rise and fall of the Enron Corporation. The film explores how Enron executives manipulated accounting loopholes, special purpose entities, and flawed financial reporting to hide billions of dollars in debt from failed deals and projects. Additionally, the film examines how Enron’s unethical practices were enabled by a lack of government oversight and inadequate corporate governance, ultimately leading to the company’s bankruptcy in 2001. Through interviews with former Enron executives, analysts, and whistle-blowers, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room paints a vivid picture of corporate greed, fraud, and excess.
From John Landis, starring Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche
Trading Places is a 1983 comedy film directed by John Landis that follows the lives of two rivaling magnates, Randolph and Mortimer Duke. After placing a bet, the Dukes decide to switch the lives of a street hustler and an up-and-coming commodities broker, Billy Ray Valentine and Louis Winthorpe III. As the two men transition into their new lives, they soon realize that their paths are intertwined and that the Dukes are manipulating them as part of a bet. As they fight back, Billy and Louis team up with a prostitute, Ophelia, to take on the Dukes and exact revenge. In the end, Billy and Louis come out on top and reclaim their lives.
From Directors: Gary Null, Valerie Van Cleve, starring Sasha Abramsky, Jordan Belfort, Joel Berg, Steve Brigham
From Michael Moore, starring Michael Moore, William Black, Jimmy Carter, Elijah Cummings
Reuben L. Cain,
Rita Mitchell Cushman, starring
From Jim Bruce, starring Liev Schreiber, Paul Volcker, Janet Yellen, Peter Atwater
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From Oliver Stone, starring Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie, Franklin Cover
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, starring Elon Musk, Bob Behnken, Douglas Hurley, Jim Bridenstine
From Glenn Jordan, starring James Garner, Jonathan Pryce, Peter Riegert, Joanna Cassidy
Tom Cooperman, starring
From Alex Gibney, starring Alex Gibney, Elizabeth Holmes, Dan Ariely, Roger Parloff
From Directors: Jérôme Fritel, Marc Roche, starring Star: Steve Bannon
From Jed Rothstein, starring Dan David, Matthew Wiechert, Herb Greenberg, Roddy Boyd
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