Audio/ Visual ideas & goings on.
A film about the 2008 global economic crisis, documenting the events that happened and explaining in some detail how the financial system collapsed. This award winning feature focuses on the avoidance of political process by the financial industry to build their fortunes. It is not an objective look at the crisis but a piece aimed at displaying the ‘crimes’ that were committed and have gone unpunished. The film uses animation to explain the structure of the financial industry, though even with some went well over my head. The film does use a lot of techniques to make it more appealing, the most obvious is the narrator, actor Matt Damon and the use of interviews with front line economists.
Overall this was a good film though it did feel at times to be applying too much emphasis on getting its anger portrayed.