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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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Mark Cuban: How I Became a Billionaire
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Mark Cuban: How I Became a Billionaire

Mark Cuban, a billionaire businessman, investor, author and philanthropist, is an unorthodox entrepreneur. Causing a stir in every business he has been involved in, he has been chastised and investigated, yet he has managed to always come out on the top. Broadcast.com, an early online venture that Cuban had invested in, was sold to Yahoo […]
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 […]
Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream
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Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream

In Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream, filmmaker Alex Gibney trains his lens on the issue of economic inequality in the United States. He contrasts two apartment buildings only five miles apart on Park Avenue in New York. Though near to each other geographically, the lives of the tenants are radically different; the […]