Documentaries about Economics
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Street Life: Faces Uncovered (2016)
Our mission is to enlighten and educate the general population about the grassroots issues of poverty and homelessness in Chicago, the US and abroad, and tell the story from...
Money for Free (2015)
Around the globe, experiments are conducted with alternatives for the existing social security system that has become stuck. People no longer believe in centrally organised...
#ThisIsACoup - How The EU Destroyed the First Radical Left Gov in Modern History (2015)
Director Theopi Skarlatos and producer Paul Mason present #ThisIsACoup, a four part documentary series telling the story of how the European Union destroyed the first radical...
A Basic Income for All!
There is enough wealth for all of us.  What if we decided that every human being has a right to income security?  How could a basic income change our lives? Could this relieve...
Reykjavik Rising (2015)
In October 2008 Iceland was hit with one of the biggest financial disasters any nation in the world had experienced. In response, citizens took to the streets creating what is...
Plutocracy: Political Repression In The U.S.A. (2015)
Plutocracy is the first documentary to comprehensively examine early American history through the lens of class. A multi-part series by filmmaker Scott Noble, Part I focuses on...
Dark Side of the Greens (2015)
Documentary investigating how developers, often working with local officials, are using golf as a smokescreen to build massive luxury resorts with negative effects on the local...
Trump: What's the Deal?
Trump suppressed this documentary for 25 years. Until now.
Life After Growth - Economics for Everyone (2010)
The economic crash of 2008 revealed not only the frailty and vulnerability of the economic system, it also showed the false basis that the growth economy is built on – the...
Can We Do It Ourselves? (2015)
Within modern life exists a paradox: we celebrate democracy as a political system, but not as an economic system, even though our workplaces have a far greater impact on our...
Requiem For The American Dream (2015)
In his final long-form documentary interview - filmed over four years - Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented...
Who's Counting? Marilyn Waring On Sex, Lies And Global Economics (1995)
In this feature-length documentary, Marilyn Waring demystifies the language of economics by defining it as a value system in which all goods and activities are related only to...
The Overnighters (2014)
A modern-day Grapes of Wrath, award-winning documentary The Overnighters is an intimate portrait of job-seekers desperately chasing the broken American Dream to the tiny oil...
The Super-Rich and Us (2015)
BBC documentary in which Jacques Peretti investigates how the super-rich are transforming Britain. Britain has more billionaires per head than any other country on earth, yet...
Inequality For All (2013)
A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, INEQUALITY FOR ALL features Robert Reich—professor, best-selling author, and Clinton cabinet member—as he demonstrates how...
Generation Jobless (2014)
There was a time when a University degree assured you a of good job, good pay and a comfortable life.  Not any more.  Today, the unemployment rate for young people in this...
Occupy: The Movie
A documentary that takes an in depth look into the political movement that sprang from the 2008 economic collapse. It gives a balanced analysis of the movement's successes and...
Princes of the Yen: Central Banks and the Transformation of the Economy (2014)
"Only power that is hidden, is power that endures." Central Banks are some of the most secretive and misunderstood institutions in the world.  What powers do they wield? Who’s...
Return - A Story We Wrote Together
More than 5 years after the expropriation of €492,000 from 39 different banks, a group of activists reveal how the money was used and how they lived through the experience. The...
Transitions For Society: Job Guarantee and Basic Income (2014)
This film presents a huge social problem called technological unemployment. Whilst doing so, the film also presents two potential solutions to this major social issue. The...
Chasing Madoff (2010)
The story of how a group of investigators pursued and exposed Bernie Madoff and his elaborate ponzi scheme which defrauded investors out of $50 billion. The film includes...
Permanently Temporary: The Truth About Temp Labor (2014)
Temp labor is one of the fastest growing industries in the US. Increasingly, temp workers are part of a business strategy to keep costs down and profits high. From...
Mind Over Money (2010)
In the aftermath of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, NOVA presents "Mind Over Money"—an entertaining and penetrating exploration of why mainstream...
How The Banks Won (2010)
As the government prepares an emergency budget to help pay for the bank bailout, Will Hutton investigates the banks and what they've done with our money. He discovers that...
Future Suspended (2014)
How does a global financial crisis permeate the spaces of everyday life in a city? From the streets of Athens, Greece, Future Suspended is divided in three...
The Taxing Question of Land (2013)
Complex tax systems allow for avoidance, evasion and expensive administration costs to both the public and private purse. At the recent G8 summit, the UK placed tax compliance...
Jekyll Island: The Truth Behind The Federal Reserve (2013)
What's the problem with the world economy? It's debt -- too much personal debt -- too much corporate debt -- and most importantly, too much government debt. "People have a...
Enough Is Enough (2014)
Enough Is Enough lays out a visionary but realistic alternative to the perpetual pursuit of economic growth-an economy where the goal is enough, not more. “Based on the...
Not Business As Usual (2014)
Not Business As Usual is a provocative look at capitalism and its unintended price of success. The film tracks the changing landscape of business with the rising tide of...
PBS FRONTLINE:  Money, Power and Wall Street (2012)
PBS FRONTLINE's four-part series on the history and consequences of the the 2008 financial crisis.  This in-depth investigation tells the story of how the creation of an...
Broke.
A cinema verite masterpiece...brilliantly captured... about an inner city pawnshop and a banker of last resort. The documentary from Gemini-award-winning filmmaker Rosie...
Casino Jack And The United States Of Money (2010)
This portrait of Washington super lobbyist Jack Abramoff -- from his early years as a gung-ho member of the GOP political machine to his final reckoning as a disgraced...
Cheating & the Corporate Cannibals
Goldman Sachs struck a deal with politicians to avoid paying property tax. Subsidised by the small businesses and home owners of New York City, the financiers are enriched...
Can We REALLY Scrap Taxes?
For more information & a to download the full thesis on the Dynamics of the Statecraft of Greed http://fredharrison.com/wp-c...
Treason Part 3: The Temple of Doom
The green agenda has been hijacked, reveals Fred Harrison. To inflate corporate profits, the last of the commons (oceans and heaven) are being privatised in a financial scam...
Treason Part 2: The Crucible of Terror
Capitalism is built on a Royal Act of sacrilege, reports Fred Harrison. The historic injustice created a statecraft of greed and the financial model on which modern nations...
The Killing Fields: How Land Taxation Can Support Wildlife Conservation In a Radical Way (2013)
The Killing Fields is a documentary highlighting the importance that economics and taxation plays in wildlife conservation. The Film explores the relationship between...
Treason Trilogy: Part 1: Casino Capitalism
Adam Smith branded those who pocketed the nation's rents as "The Public Enemy". But today, governments celebrate the privatisation of the income that we all help to create. The...
Will Work For Free (2013)
Will Work For Free is a documentary by Sam Vallely on the subject of technological unemployment. This work is protected under fair use and will always be free. Facebook...
Buy Buy Europe
Buy buy Europe - a Belgian web documentary  on the eurocrisis - in 5 episodes: "The filmmakers reveal themselves to be skilled investigative journalists who expose painful...
What's the Economy for, Anyway? (2010)
Ecological economist Dave Batker questions whether GDP is an adequate measure of society's well-being and suggests workable alternatives. In this film produced by John de...
Planet for Sale: The Food Crisis and the Global Land Grab (2011)
The capitalization of the commons worldwide by massive financial corporations threatens to industrialize lands that have been cared for and sustained by the native...
American Autumn - an Occudoc (2012)
Shot on the front lines and meeting spaces of the Occupy movement in NYC, Boston, and Washington, DC from the earliest days through the end of January 2012, American Autumn: an...
Black 9/11: Money, Motive, Technology, and Plausible Deniability (2012)
Black 9/11 names the identities of several 9/11 suspects that should be investigated if a criminal trial were ever to be conducted.  Special thanks to Michael C. Ruppert...
The Untold History of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party
I wish my teachers had shown me documentaries like this when I was in school. Everything I was taught in school about government and politics was how things "should be...
The Carlyle Connection (2003)
A revealing documentary about the international world of private equity banking. The Carlyle Group, one of the largest investment banks in the world, is based in...
Money & Life (2013)
Money & Life is a passionate and inspirational essay-style documentary that asks a provocative question: can we see the economic crisis not as a disaster, but as a tremendous...
The Tax Free Tour (2013)
"Where do multinationals pay taxes and how much?" Gaining insight from international tax experts, Backlight director Marije Meerman ('Quants' & 'Money & Speed'), takes a look...
Together: How Cooperatives Show Resilience to the Crisis (2012)
It’s a fact. In Europe, 1.5 million workers co-own their enterprises. They are called worker cooperatives, social cooperatives or participative enterprises. The documentary...
The Mondragon Experiment (1980)
The MONDRAGON Corporation is a corporation and federation of worker cooperatives based in the Basque region of Spain. Founded in the town of Mondragón in 1956, its origin is...