The Inside Job
I saw the Inside Job last year during the International Film festival, and it was largely ignored then, but it has had a second life with a wider release and the true enormity of the corrupt fiasco that brought down the global economy is now getting traction the way the Inconvenient Truth did, here was my review
Directors: Charles Ferguson
This is the doco of the year. The stock market collapsed of 2008 has sparked a crises of capitalism on the scale of the 1929 stock market collapse and Keynesian managed capitalism created to prevent such rampant unregulated capitalism has been swept aside by neo liberal Milton Friedman low tax, deregulation, free market dogma.
This doco is a jaw clenching journey behind the scenes of the 2008 financial crises with historical contextualization of the differing political theories focusing on the rise and rise and rise of unregulated financial institutions. The revolving door between financial regulator and financial abuser has to be seen to be believed.
The cast of interviews is vast. Singapore's leader, the French Finance Minister, Wall St Journal, the bank of China plus all the domestic political and economic interests. It is a quality documentary and the reactions of regulators caught asleep at the wheel is hilarious and deeply worrying at the same time.
This should get an Academy nod.
Prepare to get angry.
The Labour Party should be holding film review fundraisers using this film the way the Greens did with An Inconvenient Truth. It spikes the right wing's faith in the deregulation that John Key is trying to implement right now and the sense of fury one has when they leave the doco can be easily transferred to this Government for adopting the same free market dogma.
After viewing the doco, you too will be demanding to know why the weakest and most vulnerable in society should be forced to do with less when they had no hand in the greedy corruption that brought the global economy crashing down.