"If you're not enraged by the end of the movie, you weren't paying attention." -- Mary and Richard Corliss, TIME
on february 11 and 12, move on members nationwide are having viewing parties for the controversial academy award winning movie inside job. great idea. nothing like a scathing, well-researched, quick-paced, award-winning documentary to get educated about what's really going on in the political world. this is the one that explains the $20 trillion dollar global financial crisis of 2008 in a straightforward, uncomplicated way, and names the politicians and wall street executives who were responsible for it.
i've been meaning to see this one for awhile now -- essential viewing for anyone who wants to delve into the anatomy of what in the world happened.
here's a quick summary:
'Inside Job' provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost 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, the film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. It was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China.
here's an interesting interview on cnn with director charles ferguson.
if you'd like to host your own inside job viewing party via moveon.org, click here. if you'd like to see it via netflix, click here. if you'd like to see it online for free, click here. whatever you do, see this movie.