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This documentary explores how the financial crash of 2008 is linked with a historical cycle that included events such as 1637’s Tulip Mania and the South Sea Bubble of 1720. Working with the theory that there is an inherent and inseparable human influence on finance, this film brings to life its argument with puppetry, animation and contributions from eminent journalists and academics. It also raises the question of what practical lessons we can take from history- and whether these should inform how economics is taught to today’s students.
A film guide that looks at Boom Bust Boom (2015), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
This smart Oscar-nominated documentary does a fine job of explaining the origins of the credit crunch in an entertaining and jaw-dropping manner.
14+ years 104 mins
This shocking documentary examines the Enron scandal of the last decade- one of the most notorious cases of corporate greed and corruption ever.
14+ years 110 mins
This film about US high finance made ruthless corporate moneyman Gordon Gekko one of cinema's great villains, even idolised by some bank executives.
14+ years 126 mins
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