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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 […]
Capitalism: A Love Story
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Capitalism: A Love Story

Capitalism: A Love Story is a documentary film by director Michael Moore that focuses on the late-2000s financial crisis. It examines the social costs of prioritising corporate interests and profits at the expense of the public good. Among the issues discussed are Wall Street’s casino mentality, bankers’ influence in Washington DC, the large volume of […]
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 […]
Becoming Warren Buffett
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Becoming Warren Buffett

Known as The Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett is one of the wealthiest people on the planet. Aside from his private jet, however, he eschews opulence in favour of a simpler life. Becoming Warren Buffett follows the life and career of the legendary investor from his early entrepreneurial endeavours to making his fortune in the […]
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 […]
The Bitcoin Gospel
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The Bitcoin Gospel

In the midst of the global financial meltdown in 2008, a mysterious genius under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto presented the architecture for the perfect currency. Bitcoins cannot be forged, and can be transferred worldwide with the simple click of a button, without incurring transaction costs. Although nobody knows Nakamoto’s true identity, his invention of 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 […]
The Super-Rich and Us
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The Super-Rich and Us

The Super-Rich and Us investigates the impact of Britain’s billionaires on the nation’s economy. Home to the most billionaires per capita in the world, it attracts the super-rich due to its intricate tax loopholes that allow the wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. The rich have parlayed British policy for decades, but their wealth […]
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 […]