Denver and Boulder Monthly Meetings: “Inside Job” April 2011

For our video selection this month, we are pleased to present INSIDE JOB, produced, written, and directed by Charles Ferguson. Once again we look beyond the events of 9/11 to explore a larger theme, that of how the average citizen is marginalized, weakened, and debt-enslaved by an economic system that serves the very wealthy at the expense of everyone else.  Rarely does a film come along that is as timely and effective as this one at ripping the cover off the deception.

Winner of “Best Documentary” at the 2011 Academy Awards, INSIDE JOB is the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians, and journalists, INSIDE JOB traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. Narrated by Academy Award winner Matt Damon, INSIDE JOB was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China.

For those who cannot attend, you can purchase the dvd at your favorite retailer.  It is also available on Netflix.
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