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Videos on Global Conditions: Economic Crisis

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes on the economic, environmental, health, human, and religious conditions of the world.

Economic Crisis DVDs

American winter Documentary feature film that follows the personal stories of families struggling in the aftermath of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Filmed over the course of one winter in one American city, the film presents an intimate snapshot of the state of the nation's economy as it is playing out in millions of American families, and highlights the human consequences of the decline of the middle class and the fracturing of the American Dream. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-5181

 

The ascent of money a financial history of the world c2009

Niall Ferguson, Chimerica Media, WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), and PBS Distribution (Firm)

Bestselling author, economist and historian Niall Ferguson takes a look at how money evolved, from the concept of credit and debt in the Renaissance to the emergence of a global economy and the subprime crisis we face today. 1 videodisc (ca. 240 min.)

MEDIA 10-1526

 

Big finance and big politics c2010

Bill D Moyers, Ken Diego, Gail Ablow, David Corn, Kevin Drum, Public Affairs Television (Firm), WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

In the wake of the massive banking bailout, Bill Moyers sits down with  Mother Jones journalists David Corn and Kevin Drum to take a hard look at the obstacles to real reform that keep Washington's attention on Wall Street and not on the needs of Main Street. An essay on a nascent grassroots movement to fight back against America's money moguls rounds out the program. 1 videodisc (56 min.)

MEDIA 10-2136

 

Capitalism hits the fan a lecture on the economic meltdown c2009

Richard D Wolff, Sut Jhally, and Media Education Foundation

"Richard Wolff breaks down the root causes of today's economic crisis, showing how it was decades in the making and in fact reflects seismic failures within the structures of American-style capitalism itself. Wolff traces the sources of the economic crisis to the 1970's, when wages began to stagnate and American workers were forced into a dysfunctional spiral of borrowing and debt that ultimately exploded in the mortgage meltdown"--Container. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA 10-2017

 

Collapse 2010

Michael C Ruppert, Kate Noble, Chris Smith , Bluemark Productions, FilmBuff (Firm), and MPI Media Group

Meet Michael Ruppert, a different kind of American. A former Los Angeles police officer turned independent reporter, he predicted the current financial crisis in his self-published newsletter, From the Wilderness, at a time when most Wall Street and Washington analysts were still in denial. Director Chris Smith has shown an affinity for outsiders in films like American Movie and The Yes Men. 1 videodisc (81 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3487

 

The crash of 1929 2009

David G McCullough, Philip Bosco, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer, Ronald H Blumer, PBS Distribution (Firm), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.), and Middlemarch Films

On October 29, 1929 - Black Monday, large and small investors alike lost corporate and personal fortunes when the stock market crashed. This program examines the reasons behind the crash and whether the crash was predictable. 1 videodisc (60 min.)

MEDIA 10-1805

 

The debt of dictators c2005

Erling Borgen, Terry Carter, Kirkens nødhjelp (Organization : Norway), Borgen Production, and California Newsreel (Firm)

"Exposes the irresponsible lending to brutal dictators by multinational financial institutions.  Revealing the widespread impoverishment resulting from these debts, the film transports viewers to Argentina, South Africa, and the Philippines, where essential services have been sacrificed in order to repay these illegitimate loans.  In each of the cases, the government pays more in servicing the foreign debts than it does on all essential social services combined... Makes a compelling case for the forgiveness of foreign loans accrued by some of history's worst dictators, debts that exacerbate the suffering of the victims of both the dictators and the institutions that profited from their rule" -- Container. 1 videodisc (45 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1086

 

The empty ATM c2006

Examines the effects of national and international financial policies on the Argentinian economy, focussing on the collapse of December 2001 and its effect on ordinary citizens. Segments include background on the banking crisis, one woman's attempts to get access to her family's savings, street protests, barter clubs and a reality TV show that offers a position as a sales assistant in a clothing store as the grand prize. Includes an interview with former World Bank chief economist Joseph Stiglitz.  1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA 10-4386

 

The flaw markets, money, mortgages and the great American meltdown c2010

David Sington, Studio Lambert (Firm), Dartmouth Films (Firm), and Bullfrog Films 

Inspired by former U.S. Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan's acknowledgment that he'd found a flaw in his model of how the world worked, 'The flaw' attempts to explain the underlying causes of the financial crisis in more depth than any documentary to date. The film tells the story of the credit bubble that caused the financial crash, and presents an original and compelling account of the toxic combination of forces that nearly destroyed the world economy. 1 videodisc (82 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3469

 

Forgive us our debts 2004?

Karen Pascal, John Dalla Costa, William Finlay, Bullfrog Films, inc, Windborne Productions, and  Vision TV

Explores the impact of a country's indebtedness on the poorest members of society. 1 videodisc (50 min.)

MEDIA 10-1172

 

Ghosts and numbers 2010

Alan Klima, Patcharee Katasema, and Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)

Set in the aftermath of the devastating financial crash of the Thai baht and the Asian monetary crisis, Ghosts and Numbers is a fantastic meditation on Thai encounters with the spirit world and the world of numbers, as these intersect in unexpected ways. The film journeys with displaced farmers who can no longer work the land for a living and can only eek one out by selling lottery tickets on Bangkok streets. They are double-threatened by an impending conversion of the Thai national lottery to completely virtual form, displacing the paper ticket and cutting them out of the economy of numbers altogether. Intercut with the story of migrant lottery sellers are the stories of an avid lottery seller who communicates with spirits and the story of the devastating financial crash visually represented through a surreal journey through Bangkok streets. The film includes an amazing possession séance that is boosted by mobile technology and also relates stories of ghosts and haunting that span past and present and which are set among frightful trees in the country and ruined buildings in Bangkok, left half-built after the financial crash. The dream-like passages are presented by an ambiguous narrator who takes on increasingly spectral form in the stories she tells. 1 videodisc (66 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3500

 

God's country 2007

"In 1979, Louis Malle traveled into the heart of Minnesota to capture the everyday lives of the men and women of a prosperous farming community. He returned six years later, during Ronald Reagan's second term, to find drastic economic decline. Free of stereotypes about America's heartland, GOD'S COUNTRY, commissioned for American public television, is a stunning work of emotional and political clarity"--Container. 1 videodisc (89 min.)

MEDIA 10-5570

 

The Great Depression and FDR's New Deal c2010

"This film serves as the first history-themed documentary to reveal the Federal Reserve's role in triggering the Wall Street crash of 1929. It also takes an unflinching look at the New Deal policies of FDR. By following impartial, objective evidence, this movie offers the most accurate depiction of the New Deal ever presented -- and the truth may shock you."--Container. 1 videodisc (88 min.)

MEDIA 10-5338

 

In debt we trust America before the bubble bursts c2007

Danny Schechter, Altacliff Films, Globalvision, Inc, and Disinformation Company

A documentary examining the increasing debt burden carried by millions of Americans argues that corrupt practices by financial and government institutions are fostering citizens' dependence on credit while creating a ballooning national debt that is leading the country towards fiscal disaster. 1 videodisc (98 min.)

MEDIA 10-1887

 

Inside job 2011

Charles Ferguson, Audrey Marrs, Chad Beck, Adam Bolt, Matt Damon, Alex Heffes, Representational Pictures (Firm), Screen Pass Pictures (Firm), Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), and  Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Provides an analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost of over $20 trillion, 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, traces the rise of a rogue  industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. 1 videodisc (109 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2400

 

Inside the meltdown c2009

Michael Kirk, Jim Gilmore, Mike Wiser, David Fanning, Will Lyman, John E Low, Kirk Documentary Group, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), PBS Home Video, and WGBH Educational Foundation

Investigates the causes of the worst economic crisis in 70 years and how the government responded. The film chronicles the inside stories of the Bear Stearns deal, Lehman Brothers collapse, the propping up of insurance giant AIG and the $700 billion bailout. 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.)

MEDIA 10-1512

 

Is Wal-Mart good for America? 2004

Hedrick Smith, Rick Young, WGBH Educational Foundation, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), and PBS Video

Examines Wal-Mart's importation of Chinese goods into the United States. Discusses that while some economists credit Wal-Mart's focus on low costs with helping contain U.S. inflation, others charge that the company is the main force driving the massive overseas shift to China in the production of American consumer goods, resulting in hundreds of thousands of lost jobs and a lower standard of living in the U.S. 1 videocassette (ca. 60 min.)

MEDIA 10-1416

 

It's a young country Turkey and Akbank 2013

In 2000-2001, Turkey experienced a severe economic crisis. Seriously overexposed, many banks collapsed or were taken over by the government. Akbank, well-capitalized and conservatively managed, remained profitable through the crisis and emerged as one of Turkey's strongest banks. The crisis precipitated an effective series of economic reforms that ignited a period of dramatic economic growth in Turkey. This film presents a contextual narrative about the country's economic and cultural restructuring and tries to provide a real sense of engagement with contemporary Turkey by allowing viewers to see the country through the eyes of people both propelling and reacting to change in coastal and Anatolian towns, in universities, and in metropolitan centers. 1 videodisc (18 min.)

MEDIA 10-4646

 

A Job at Ford's 1993

Just before the advent of the Great Depression, Henry Ford controlled the most important company in the most important industry in the booming American economy. His offer of high wages in exchange for hard work attracted workers to Detroit, but it began to come apart when Ford hired a private police force to speed up production and spy on employees. After the depression hit in 1929, these workers faced a new, grim reality as unemployment skyrocketed. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 10-3529

 

The love of money: Part 1: The bank that bust the world c2009

Michael Tuft, Alex Jennings, Guy Smith, British Broadcasting Corporation, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Open University, and Bullfrog Films

In September 2008, capitalism looked like it was on the brink of collapse. This is the story of how the crash was caused, what happened, and how generations to come will be affected by its legacy. Part one examines when the collapse of Lehman Brothers plunged the world into financial crisis. The program includes never-before-seen footage shot inside Lehman's in the weeks leading up to the demise of the bank. 1 videodisc (52 min.)

MEDIA 10-2218

 

The love of money: Part 2: The age of risk c2009

Michael Tuft, Alex Jennings, Tim Robinson, British Broadcasting Corporation, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Open University, and Bullfrog Films

In September 2008, capitalism looked like it was on the brink of collapse. This is the story of how the crash was caused, what happened, and how generations to come will be affected by its legacy. Part two examines the boom years before the global financial crash of 2008. Testimony comes from many of the key decision-makers over the last two decades. 1 videodisc (52 min.)

MEDIA 10-2219

 

The love of money: Part 3: Back from the brink c2009

Michael Tuft, Alex Jennings, Paul Mitchell , British Broadcasting Corporation, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Open University, and Bullfrog Films

In September 2008, capitalism looked like it was on the brink of collapse. This is the story of how the crash was caused, what happened, and how generations to come will be affected by its legacy. Part three of the series tells the story of how politicians throughout the world reacted, and asks what has been learned from the entire calamity... and could it happen again? 1 videodisc (52 min.)

MEDIA 10-2220

 

Marx reloaded 2011

A cultural documentary that uses some of the central ideas of 19th century German socialist and philosopher Karl Marx to try to make sense of the global financial crisis of 2008-09. This crisis prompted the U.S. government to spend more than 1 trillion dollars in order to rescue its banking system from financial meltdown. But can the largest financial losses in history really be put down to the natural risks and uncertainties of the free market? Or is there another explanation as to why the crisis happened and what its implications are for the future of our society, our economy, for our whole way of life? 1 videodisc (53 min.)

MEDIA 10-4159

 

The overspent American why we want what we don't need c2003

Kelly Garner, Juliet Schor, and Media Education Foundation

"In this powerful new video, Juliet Schor scrutinizes what she calls 'the new consumerism'-- a national phenomenon of upscale spending that is shaped and reinforced by a commercially-driven media system. She argues that "keeping up with teh Joneses" is no longer enough for middle and upper-middle class Americans, many of whom become burdened with debilitating debt as they seek to emulate materialsitic TV lifestyles"--Container. 1 videodisc (32 min.)

MEDIA 10-275

 

Plunder the crime of our time c2010

Danny Schechter, Ray Nowosielski, Globalvision Media, and Media Education Foundation

Exposing the forces responsible for the loss of trillions of dollars, millions of jobs, massive foreclosures, and the disappearance of retirement funds, the documentary investigates the unregulated fraud and theft that led to the market's collapse in fall 2008.  Explores the epidemic of subprime mortgages, predatory lending, insurance scams, and high-risk hedge funds that caused the collapse of the housing market and a full-scale economic meltdown. 1 videodisc (59 min.)

MEDIA 10-2214

 

Primetime fighting back against foreclosure c2009

Manauvaskar Kublall,  Jennifer Fasulo, and Newsreel (Firm)

Documentary looks at two New York City women who are dealing with the potential foreclosure of their homes. The complex issues of subprime mortgage loans is explored and how the foreclosure crises has had a disproportionate impact on communities of color. 1 videodisc (23 min.)

MEDIA 10-2093

 

The queen of Versailles c2012

The Queen of Versailles is a character-driven documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges in the wake of the economic crisis. The film follows two unique characters, whose rags-to-riches-to-rags success stories reveal the innate virtues and flaws of the American Dream. 1 videodisc (101 min.)

MEDIA 10-4190

 

Roger & me c2003, 1989

Michael Moore, Warner Bros, Dog Eat Dog Films, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Chronicles "the efforts of the world's largest corporation, General Motors, as it turns its hometown of Flint, Michigan, into a ghost town. In his quest to discover why GM would want to do such a thing, filmmaker Michael Moore, a Flint native, attempts to meet the chairman, Roger Smith, and invite him out for a few beers up in Flint to 'talk things over'. In between his efforts to see Smith, Moore, the son of a Flint autoworker, takes us on a bizarre journey through Flint accompanied along the way by Ronald Reagan, Miss America, Pat Boone, Bob 'Newlywed Game' Eubanks, and TV evangelist Robert Schuller -- all of whom show up to save Flint from destruction" -- Producer's website. 1 videodisc (90 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2727

 

Secret history of the credit card c2004

David Rummel, Lowell Bergman, New York Times Company, WGBH Educational Foundation , and PBS Video

This documentary investigates how the credit card industry became so pervasive, lucrative, and politically powerful. Explores the techniques used by the industry to earn large profits and get consumers to take on more debt. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA 10-444

 

We all fall down the American mortgage crisis c2009

Gary Gasgarth, Kevin Stocklin, Paul Sorvino, Second Act Films (Firm), and Icarus Films

A chronicle of America's mortgage finance crisis, from the mortgage system as it existed in the 1930s to its current state of disrepair. The film interviews various experts in the field, seeking to provide audiences with clearly stated explanations of how the typically stable U.S. mortgage loan came to represent massive instabilities of the American economy. 1 videodisc (66 min.)

MEDIA 10-1830

 

We have a plan 1993

By 1934, as the nation grappled with the Great Depression, challenges to the New Deal from both sides of the political spectrum began to appear. Despite new government programs unrest was increasing especially in California, where the socialist, Upton Sinclair, ran for governor promising to turn idle land and factories into self-governing cooperatives. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 10-3544

 

Economic Crisis

After the gold rush 2000

Ed Cundiff, Gary Sieber, and Gus Gnorski

The dawning of the 21st century was a milestone in the longest and strongest economic expansion in America's history. This program explores the hidden emotional costs associated with living during a boom time. 1 videocassette (29 min.)

MEDIA 2-5743

 

The ascent of money a financial history of the world c2009

Niall Ferguson, Chimerica Media, WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), and PBS Distribution (Firm)

Bestselling author, economist and historian Niall Ferguson takes a look at how money evolved, from the concept of credit and debt in the Renaissance to the emergence of a global economy and the subprime crisis we face today. 1 videodisc (ca. 240 min.)

MEDIA 10-1526

 

The Banking system: why must it be protected? ; Stabilization policy: are we still in control? ; Perfect competition and inelastic demand: can the farmer make a profit? ; Economic efficiency: what price controls? 1985

David Schoumacher, Richard T Gill, Gerald Krell, James T Clare, Frank Nesbitt, Dan Rose, and Mark Farber

Lesson 8: The banking system: why must it be protected? Shows how banks operate and how the FDIC (by insuring deposits) and the Federal Reserve Bank (by acting as a lender of last resort) keep bank failures from becoming banking crises. Lesson 14: Stabilization policy: are we still in control? Presents the arguments for and against government policies to stabilize the economy. Lesson 17: Perfect competition and inelastic demand: can the farmer make a profit? Illustrates the concepts of perfect competition and the elasticity of supply and demand. Lesson 18: Economic efficiency: what price controls? Explains that there is a definite cost to interfering with free-market prices, but there are circumstances that justify interference with the free market. 1 videocassette (ca. 118 min.)

MEDIA 2-459

 

Big finance and big politics c2010

Bill D Moyers, Ken Diego, Gail Ablow, David Corn, Kevin Drum, Public Affairs Television (Firm), WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

In the wake of the massive banking bailout, Bill Moyers sits down with  Mother Jones journalists David Corn and Kevin Drum to take a hard look at the obstacles to real reform that keep Washington's attention on Wall Street and not on the needs of Main Street. An essay on a nascent grassroots movement to fight back against America's money moguls rounds out the program. 1 videodisc (56 min.)

MEDIA 10-2136

 

Capitalism hits the fan a lecture on the economic meltdown c2009

Richard D Wolff, Sut Jhally, and Media Education Foundation

"Richard Wolff breaks down the root causes of today's economic crisis, showing how it was decades in the making and in fact reflects seismic failures within the structures of American-style capitalism itself. Wolff traces the sources of the economic crisis to the 1970's, when wages began to stagnate and American workers were forced into a dysfunctional spiral of borrowing and debt that ultimately exploded in the mortgage meltdown"--Container. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA 10-2017

 

The crash of 1929 2009

David G McCullough, Philip Bosco, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer, Ronald H Blumer, PBS Distribution (Firm), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.), and Middlemarch Films

On October 29, 1929 - Black Monday, large and small investors alike lost corporate and personal fortunes when the stock market crashed. This program examines the reasons behind the crash and whether the crash was predictable. 1 videodisc (60 min.)

MEDIA 10-1805

 

The debt of dictators  c2005

Erling Borgen, Terry Carter, Kirkens nødhjelp (Organization : Norway), Borgen Production, and California Newsreel (Firm)

"Exposes the irresponsible lending to brutal dictators by multinational financial institutions.  Revealing the widespread impoverishment resulting from these debts, the film transports viewers to Argentina, South Africa, and the Philippines, where essential services have been sacrificed in order to repay these illegitimate loans.  In each of the cases, the government pays more in servicing the foreign debts than it does on all essential social services combined... Makes a compelling case for the forgiveness of foreign loans accrued by some of history's worst dictators, debts that exacerbate the suffering of the victims of both the dictators and the institutions that profited from their rule" -- Container. 1 videodisc (45 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1086

 

Fast forward, 1999 1999

Alfre Woodard and Archie Baron

"As communication and business cross national boundaries as never before, global politics are increasingly driven by global economics, and the power of free markets and new technologies are transforming people's lives the world over.  But the aggressive reach of global capitalism has created new tensions and uncertainties.  Who will be the winners and losers in the New World Order?"--Container. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-4205a 2-5639

 

Forgive us our debts 2004?

Karen Pascal, John Dalla Costa, William Finlay, Bullfrog Films, inc, Windborne Productions, and Vision TV

Explores the impact of a country's indebtedness on the poorest members of society. 1 videodisc (50 min.)

MEDIA 10-1172

 

In debt we trust America before the bubble bursts c2007

Danny Schechter, Altacliff Films, Globalvision, Inc, and Disinformation Company

A documentary examining the increasing debt burden carried by millions of Americans argues that corrupt practices by financial and government institutions are fostering citizens' dependence on credit while creating a ballooning national debt that is leading the country towards fiscal disaster. 1 videodisc (98 min.)

MEDIA 10-1887

 

Inside job 2011

Charles Ferguson, Audrey Marrs, Chad Beck, Adam Bolt, Matt Damon, Alex Heffes, Representational Pictures (Firm), Screen Pass Pictures (Firm), Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Provides an analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost of over $20 trillion, 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, traces the rise of a rogue  industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. 1 videodisc (109 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2400

 

Inside the meltdown c2009

Michael Kirk, Jim Gilmore, Mike Wiser, David Fanning, Will Lyman, John E Low, Kirk Documentary Group, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), PBS Home Video, and WGBH Educational Foundation

Investigates the causes of the worst economic crisis in 70 years and how the government responded. The film chronicles the inside stories of the Bear Stearns deal, Lehman Brothers collapse, the propping up of insurance giant AIG and the $700 billion bailout. 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.)

MEDIA 10-1512

 

Is Wal-Mart good for America? 2004

Hedrick Smith, Rick Young, WGBH Educational Foundation, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), and PBS Video

Examines Wal-Mart's importation of Chinese goods into the United States. Discusses that while some economists credit Wal-Mart's focus on low costs with helping contain U.S. inflation, others charge that the company is the main force driving the massive overseas shift to China in the production of American consumer goods, resulting in hundreds of thousands of lost jobs and a lower standard of living in the U.S. 1 videocassette (ca. 60 min.)

MEDIA 10-1416

 

The love of money: Part 1: The bank that bust the world c2009

Michael Tuft, Alex Jennings, Guy Smith, British Broadcasting Corporation, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Open University, and Bullfrog Films

In September 2008, capitalism looked like it was on the brink of collapse. This is the story of how the crash was caused, what happened, and how generations to come will be affected by its legacy. Part one examines when the collapse of Lehman Brothers plunged the world into financial crisis. The program includes never-before-seen footage shot inside Lehman's in the weeks leading up to the demise of the bank. 1 videodisc (52 min.)

MEDIA 10-2218

 

The love of money: Part 2: The age of risk c2009

Michael Tuft, Alex Jennings, Tim Robinson, British Broadcasting Corporation, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen,  Open University, and Bullfrog Films

In September 2008, capitalism looked like it was on the brink of collapse. This is the story of how the crash was caused, what happened, and how generations to come will be affected by its legacy. Part two examines the boom years before the global financial crash of 2008. Testimony comes from many of the key decision-makers over the last two decades. 1 videodisc (52 min.)

MEDIA 10-2219

 

The love of money: Part 3: Back from the brink c2009

Michael Tuft, Alex Jennings, Paul Mitchell, British Broadcasting Corporation, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen,  Open University, and Bullfrog Films

In September 2008, capitalism looked like it was on the brink of collapse. This is the story of how the crash was caused, what happened, and how generations to come will be affected by its legacy. Part three of the series tells the story of how politicians throughout the world reacted, and asks what has been learned from the entire calamity... and could it happen again? 1 videodisc (52 min.)

MEDIA 10-2220

 

The overspent American why we want what we don't need c2003

Kelly Garner, Juliet Schor, and Media Education Foundation

"In this powerful new video, Juliet Schor scrutinizes what she calls 'the new consumerism'-- a national phenomenon of upscale spending that is shaped and reinforced by a commercially-driven media system. She argues that "keeping up with teh Joneses" is no longer enough for middle and upper-middle class Americans, many of whom become burdened with debilitating debt as they seek to emulate materialsitic TV lifestyles"--Container. 1 videodisc (32 min.)

MEDIA 10-275

 

Plunder the crime of our time c2010

Danny Schechter, Ray Nowosielski, Globalvision Media, and Media Education Foundation

Exposing the forces responsible for the loss of trillions of dollars, millions of jobs, massive foreclosures, and the disappearance of retirement funds, the documentary investigates the unregulated fraud and theft that led to the market's collapse in fall 2008.  Explores the epidemic of subprime mortgages, predatory lending, insurance scams, and high-risk hedge funds that caused the collapse of the housing market and a full-scale economic meltdown. 1 videodisc (59 min.)

MEDIA 10-2214

 

Primetime fighting back against foreclosure c2009

Manauvaskar Kublall, Jennifer Fasulo, and Newsreel (Firm)

Documentary looks at two New York City women who are dealing with the potential foreclosure of their homes. The complex issues of subprime mortgage loans is explored and how the foreclosure crises has had a disproportionate impact on communities of color. 1 videodisc (23 min.)

MEDIA 10-2093

 

Roger & me c2003, 1989

Michael Moore, Warner Bros, Dog Eat Dog Films, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Chronicles "the efforts of the world's largest corporation, General Motors, as it turns its hometown of Flint, Michigan, into a ghost town. In his quest to discover why GM would want to do such a thing, filmmaker Michael Moore, a Flint native, attempts to meet the chairman, Roger Smith, and invite him out for a few beers up in Flint to 'talk things over'. In between his efforts to see Smith, Moore, the son of a Flint autoworker, takes us on a bizarre journey through Flint accompanied along the way by Ronald Reagan, Miss America, Pat Boone, Bob 'Newlywed Game' Eubanks, and TV evangelist Robert Schuller -- all of whom show up to save Flint from destruction" -- Producer's website. 1 videodisc (90 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2727

 

Secret history of the credit card c2004

David Rummel, Lowell Bergman, New York Times Company, WGBH Educational Foundation, and PBS Video

This documentary investigates how the credit card industry became so pervasive, lucrative, and politically powerful. Explores the techniques used by the industry to earn large profits and get consumers to take on more debt. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA 10-444

 

We all fall down the American mortgage crisis c2009

Gary Gasgarth, Kevin Stocklin, Paul Sorvino, Second Act Films (Firm), and Icarus Films

A chronicle of America's mortgage finance crisis, from the mortgage system as it existed in the 1930s to its current state of disrepair. The film interviews various experts in the field, seeking to provide audiences with clearly stated explanations of how the typically stable U.S. mortgage loan came to represent massive instabilities of the American economy. 1 videodisc (66 min.)

MEDIA 10-1830

 

Who's counting? Marilyn Waring on sex, lies & global economics 1995

Terre Nash, Kent Martin, and Marilyn Waring

A rich biography of ideas in which Marilyn Waring maps out an alternative economic vision while demystifying the language of economics, its elitist stance, and our compliance with political agendas that masquerade as objective economic policy. 1 videocassette (53 min.)

MEDIA 2-3076

Economic Crisis - New This Year

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