Economics & Finance documentaries

Paradise or Oblivion

Paradise or Oblivion, a documentary created by the nonprofit organization The Venus Project describing detrimental symptoms caused by our current established system of economics and society.   The whole point of The Venus Project is to advocate and promote a new vision of the future in or[...]

Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve

Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve: A 2013 documentary about the US Federal Reserve created by American film editor Jim Bruce and narrated by actor Liev Schreiber (X-Men Origins: Wolverine).   This bank was set up 100 years ago and today it is one of the most powerful instituti[...]

Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream

Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream: documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (known for a whole host of documentaries including "Zero Day" (2016) and "Taxi to the Dark Side" (2007)) investigating the massive wealth inequality across the world.   Apparently for s[...]

Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis

Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis (original title: Överdos En Film Om Nästa Finanskris) is a 2010 Swedish documentary film about the potentiality of a new financial crisis stemming from 2008.   Martin Borgs, the director argues the point that leaders we are voting in to make s[...]

We're Not Broke

We're Not Broke: An exposé on how the government has allowed U.S. corporations to avoid paying taxes and the growing wave of discontent that it has fostered.   This documentary is directed by Victoria Bruce and Karin Hayes and was released in 2012.

97% Owned

97% Owned, a 2012 economics and finance documentary directed by Michael Oswald exploring the central banking system an money creation process from a perspective of the United Kingdom.   The documentary aims to explain some fundamentals about money. For while it is the driving force behind[...]

I.O.U.S.A

I.O.U.S.A. a 2008 political and economics documentary examining the history of US Federal debt level relative to gross domestic product (GDP), a figure that has reached frightening highs in the last decade.   Of course, the US has been in debt for almost all its history. In[...]

Trillion Dollar Bet

Trillion Dollar Bet, a 1999 documentary about the Black-Scholes-Merton model, a mathematic model that estimates the prices of call and put options.   This function is fundamental to modern financial pricing as before this traders had no mathematic way of evaluating value options.  [...]

Becoming Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is an incredibly wealthy man, in fact, he has been in the top 4 richest people in the world for decades with a net worth of over $60,000,000,000. How did he get there from a humble upbringing in Omaha?   The 2017 "Becoming Warren Buffett" documentary by California[...]

Let's Make Money

  In the way which banks operate these days is certainly a lot of difference from when the idea of them was first conjured. The original idea was for the bank to be a trusted place to store gold and other valuable items. Today's money is just numbers on a screen, numbers which your bank[...]

Who Wants to be a Bitcoin Millionaire?

Bitcoin started out as a geeky project with a few developers who wanted to make a currency which didn't involve banks. This cryptocurrency idea quickly exploded into a worldwide phenomenon, today people from every conceivable walk of life want to get involved in it. In the "Who Wants t[...]

The Ascent of Money

The Ascent of Money documentary is based on the 2008 book "The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World" by Harvard professor Niall Ferguson.   Following in the books footsteps, this film takes us on a journey through the long history of money, banking and credit. The j[...]

Generation Zero

  Generation Zero is a controversial documentary film by Beirbart editor Steve Bannon discussing the causes for the global economic crash of 2008.   The main narrative of the film studies how social changes have directly affected the practices of financial institutions, influenced[...]

Monopoly Men: Federal Reserve Fraud

  Monopoly Men: Federal Reserve Fraud is a 1998 documentary film about the United States Federal Reserve, directed by Daniel Hopsicker and narrated by Dean Stockwell.   Commonly abbreviated as "Fed", The Federal Reserve is a governmental organisation which was set-up by[...]

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