Director: Charles Ferguson
This captivating, Academy Award winning documentary describes the circumstances which led to the financial crisis in 2007-2009. Charles Ferguson compellingly explains how deregulation and inflated incentive programmes encouraged the finance industry to take ever bigger risks, which eventually brought down the entire sector and triggered a global recession. This bleak story is told with traditional methods – talking heads and descriptive graphs – but in narrative terms it feels like a heist movie. Only this time the figures are astronomical and the bad guys walk free.