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Bank Job

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Bank Job. Big Bang 2 debt explosion. photo credit Graeme Truby.

  • Bank Job. Steve Barnabis.

    Bank Job. Steve Barnabis.

Synopsis

Artist/filmmaker team of Dan Edelstyn and Hilary Powell set off to understand the world of debt. It turns into a community movement which opens it own bank, produces its own currency and then buys £1 million worth of predatory debts, which are blown up in the shadow of London’s financial district. Filmed over five years, it is a story which takes in debt resisters in the US, leading international economists and a rich cast of people from the filmmakers’ diverse local community. At a time when most people – including politicians – do not understand how money comes into existence this film pulls back the veil on the dark world of debt with wit and insight. As one would expect from the makers of How to Re-establish a Vodka Empire (BFI London Film Festival 2011) the film mischievously plays with the documentary form as the filmmakers move from behind to front of camera, in an entertaining range of character. A film to inform, enrage and inspire.

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Details

Year
2020
Type of film
Features
Running Time
88 min
Format
hd
Director
Hilary Powell, Daniel Edelstyn
Producer
Hilary Powell, Daniel Edelstyn. Christopher Hird
Executive Producer
Lisa-Marie Russo
Editor
Alice Powell
Sound
Rob Walker
Music
Jess Braun, Nick Graham Smith, Daniel Edelstyn

Production status

Complete

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Last updated 3rd September 2020

Production Company

Optimistic Productions
107 Lynmouth Road
London E17 8AG
+44 (0)20 85091533
dan@optimisticproductions.co.uk
http://www.bankjob.pictures