*Inside Job* Academy Award Winner 2011 – Documentary
Inside Job received the top prize for documentaries at last month’s Academy Award ceremony. It examines the build up to the current global financial crisis.
Although the filmmakers are passionate about the subject, clearly evidenced in Ferguson’s Academy Award acceptance speech, “Forgive me, but I must start by pointing out that three years after a horrific financial crisis caused by massive fraud, not a single financial executive has gone to jail, and that’s wrong,” the documentary appears to be well researched with interesting interviews, and some notables who declined to be interviewed.
It takes aim at politicians from across the political spectrum, regulators, academics and a host of players from across the financial system. It moves quickly and works to tie up things as neatly as possible, but at times seems disjointed from the rush of faces and names to keep straight.
Other documentaries in this vein include (links go to the library catalog):