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Lehman Brothers: The Bank That Bust The World
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Lehman Brothers: The Bank That Bust The World

A definitive account of the September 2008 collapse of the banking giant Lehman Brothers that precipitated the global financial crisis. A panel of world leaders and CEOs discuss the tense negotiations that took place in New York and London as the investment bank spiralled towards bankruptcy. Amongst those featured in this BBC documentary are the […]
Quants: The Alchemists of Wall Street
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Quants: The Alchemists of Wall Street

In the financial world, quants refer to the mathematical and computing wizards responsible for building complex models in the engine room of the global financial system. They are often involved in high-frequency and automated trading. During the financial crisis, the products designed by these quants brought Wall Street to its knees. This documentary examines how […]
Freakonomics
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Freakonomics

Freakonomics is the film version of the best-selling book of the same name by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. It examines human nature through the science of economics with provocative and amusing case studies. Assembling a dream-team of filmmakers behind some of the most entertaining documentaries of recent years, this film probes some of life’s […]
Trillion Dollar Bet
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Trillion Dollar Bet

The story of one of finance’s greatest formulas, the Black-Scholes option pricing model, which won two of its developers the prestigious Nobel Prize. It explores how the hedge fund which they founded, Long Term Capital Management, which promised to generate large returns with low risk through mathematical models spectacularly blew up and had to be […]
Inside Job
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Inside Job

The global financial crises that unfolded in 2007-08 drove millions of people into bankruptcy and the economy into recession. Directed by Charles Ferguson and narrated by Matt Damon, this film dissects the causes and implications of the downturn and analyses the role played by several key financial and political figures. The beauty of Inside Job […]
The New Rulers Of The World
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The New Rulers Of The World

Filmmaker John Pilger investigates the effects of globalisation and demonstrates that the gap between rich and poor is now wider than ever before. The film focuses on the new rulers of the world: large multinational corporations, governments and supranational institutions such as the IMF, World Bank and World Trade Organisation, under which millions of people across the […]
Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis
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Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis

When the global financial crisis hit in 2008, the United States government was forced to step in and bail out financial institutions that suffered massive losses. But what happens when it is the government itself that needs to be bailed out? That is the question posed by Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis, a documentary by […]
The Corporation
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The Corporation

In recent years, corporations have come to dominate the global economy. Their influence even stretches to international policy decisions. But how did they become what they are today? The Corporation follows the evolution of corporations from their inception in American in the late 1700s all the way to their present-day ‘personhood’ granted by the Supreme […]
Four Horsemen
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Four Horsemen

Four Horsemen is an award-winning film that investigates how the global economy really functions. It is critical of fractional reserve system of banking, debt-fuelled growth and political lobbying by banks. Instead, it proposes an alternative: a return to classical economics and the gold standard. It inspires debate on how we can bring about a new […]
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
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Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room tells the inside story of the spectacular rise and fall of one of the most scandal-ridden corporations in American history. Based on the best-selling book of the same name, this film takes a look at the collapse of the once seventh-largest company in the United States, where executives […]
The Wall Street Code
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The Wall Street Code

Story of genius Wall Street algorithm builder and former high frequency trader Haim Bodek, who now warns against the system he was once part of. The Wall Street Code discusses the inner workings of modern day financial markets and contrasts the current approach to trading with that of the past. It describes how the buying […]
The One Percent
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The One Percent

The One Percent, directed by Johnson & Johnson heir Jamie Johnson, takes a look at the growing wealth gap between the rich elite and regular Americans. The film’s title refers to the top one percent of wealthy Americans who control 42% of the financial wealth. Johnson argues that this concentration of wealth in the hands […]