From Academy Award® nominated filmmaker, Charles Ferguson, comes Inside Job, the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, Inside Job traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Matt Damon, Inside Job was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China. —Cannes Film Festival, 2010
Important material, and probably the best, most easily digestible piece in any medium on the causes of the 2008 meltdown. If you don't fully get it the first time you view, I highly recommend you view it again--and again, until you do. It's not that difficult to grasp. The meltdown was caused by criminal greed and a political architecture that was built by powerful Wall Streeters and neoliberal economists.
La clave de este documental no es cómo un grupo de "especialistas" financieros fueron incapaces de frenar el colapso de la economía mundial, sino sobre cómo estos fueron víctimas del cinismo, incluso hasta niveles de la perversión. "Inside Job" es el retrato de las debilidades humanas, aquellas que se agravan a medida que el dinero y el poder se incrementa. Este documental da lección de esto.
"Many know about how the 2008 financial crash happened," begins Aaron Cutler in Slant: "Widespread deregulation of investment banks and
New York's Logan Hill notes that Charles Ferguson's "rip-snorting, indignant documentary" Inside Job opens with a shot of the NYC skyline
The filmmakers seem to have well learned from Michael Moore and Fox News how to pander and slander to please their audience. While there are nuggets of fact included, there is also a lot of hand-waving… read review