Owners of Portugal (2012)

Owners of Portugal is a documentary about one hundred years of economic power. The film portrays the State protection to families who dominated the country's economy, its strategies for keeping the power and wealth accumulation. Mello, Champalimaud, Espírito Santo - the big families intersect by marriage and integrate by finance. Threatened by the end of the dictatorship, its power is restored under democracy, through privatization and promiscuity with political power. New economic groups - Amorim, Sonae, Jerónimo Martins - affirm themselves on the same basis. As the crisis unravels all the limits of Portuguese economic development model, this film presents the actors and the great choices that brought us here. This documentary was produced for public television RTP 2 by the... read more
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