Documentary - Completed 2008

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • Director(s)
    • Erwin WAGENHOFER
    • Synopsis
    • After ‘‘We Feed the World’’, the spectacular documentary about our foodstuffs, the film-maker Erwin Wagenhofer presents us with a new, shocking documentary. ‘‘Let’s Make MONEY’’ follows the tracks of our money through the worldwide finance system. Wagenhofer looks behind the scenes of the colourful backdrop of banks and insurance companies. What does our pension provision have to do with the property blow-up in Spain? We don’t have to buy a home there in order to be involved. As soon as we open an account, we’re part of the world-wide finance market – whether we want to be or not. The bank enters our account into the global money circuit. Possibly banks or pension funds lend our money to speculators. We customers have no idea where our debtor lives and what he does to pay our interest fees. Most of us aren’t even interested, because we like to follow the call of the banks: ‘‘Let your money work’’. But this is absurd, money can’t work. Only people, animals or machines can work.
      As the world is on the brink of a global financial crisis, this timely documentary explores how we are all implicated in the political and economic machinations of the international finance market by simply putting our money in a bank. A shocking and invaluable film that should be required viewing for all. In this current economic climate its importance cannot be underestimated.