caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great
Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through
exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders,
politicians, journalists, and academics, the film traces the rise of a
rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. It
was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France,
Singapore, and China.
I got about halfway through this - then lost it while accessing another
site. What I did watch was very good. Lots of detail.
Nothing new, and put together very convincingly.
Reading the mainstream and as well as the alternative news it has seemed
obvious to me that things cannot go on the way they are are.
In fact I am amazed they have gone on for so long.
And so far, hardly any finance person being officially charged - let alone
convicted. Seems to bring up the question - ‘who is running this place?'
This expose' on Wall Street criminality won numerous top awards including the 2011 Academy Award for Best Documentary, yet cannot be found on American corporate media anywhere. I just did a search through the TV Guide Website for future showings, and it is just not there at all!
During the last 2 days when the lightning storms had us shut down, I watched my copy of Inside Job yet again. And again it made me furious at what has been done to the American people by the money-junkies. It should make you furious as well, not only for the still-unpunished crimes of the Wall Street insiders, but because HBO, which had such a great track record for important documentaries with "ENRON: The Smartest Guys In The Room" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0413845 and "Hacking Democracy" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0808532 , has clearly pandered to banking interests with their "Too Big To Fail" puff-piece, which is practically saturating their channels right now with a blatant attempt to spin the story of the crashed economy in a way to portray the worst of criminals as the greatest of heroes.
This link goes to the official web page for "Inside Job" where you can order your own copy http://www.sonyclassics.com/insidejob or you can rent it from NetFlix.
If you see only one political or economic documentary this year, make it this one! This film should be mandatory showing in all classrooms everywhere.