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Economics & Finance documentaries

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 "W[...]

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[...]

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price

In Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald investigates the cost of retail chains offering goods and services we need to live at very low prices for the working family.   Greenwald asks a very simple a very simple question in this Wallmart document[...]

Banking on Bitcoin

Banking on Bitcoin, a documentary about one of the most disruptive technologies to come about since the internet was first invented. This open source software started out with a few pioneers who wanted to blur the lines of sovereignty by making a new electronic currency which has now caugh[...]

Paradise Papers - The Ethics of Tax Havens

Just recently the “Paradise Papers” were released to the public revealing how celebrities, politicians and corporations are avoiding tax laws in their countries of origin by putting their money in offshore tax havens and using various other schemes to avoid tax. This paradise pap[...]

Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know It

Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know It is an award winning documentary film presented by John Barrett and directed by Torsten Hoffmann & Michael Watchulonis. The film analyses the rise of bitcoin currency, something that many people still know very little about around the world, it’s impl[...]

Capitalism: A love Story

Capitalism: A love Story is a 2009 documentary created by the renowned film maker Michael Moore. This film explores the Western Love for Capitalism, more specifically when the economy crashed in 2008 and what has been done moving forward to ensure such events do not happen again in the future. This[...]

The Money Masters: How International Bankers Gained Control of America

The Money Masters: How International Bankers Gained Control of America. It is a fact that the Federal Reserve is a private corporation acting on behalf of its private interests. The Federal Reserve was a creation of the Federal Reserve Act signed into law by President Woodrow Wil[...]

In Debt We Trust: America Before the Bubble Bursts

In Debt We Trust is an expose of the rising crisis of debt in North America. The film focuses on the collusion of credit card companies, lobbyists, corporate media and the US government in encouraging debt and delivers a stark warning about this mounting global problem.    Award winn[...]

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