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American Casino (2009)

24 Jan

89m; U.S.

Directors: Leslie and Andrew Cockburn

Synopsis: Tells the compelling story of the housing and financial crisis. It systematically explains what happened with the banks gambling with, and profiting from, other people’s investments, then the film walks through the housing crisis through the stories of specific people that it affected by fraudulent and discriminatory lending practices perpetrated on them. The documentary backs up to the system’s problems of credit default swaps/hedge funds and the role of the insurance companies and their bailout, and ends with the community and health and human problems this has created for the society as a whole.

Contact: Andrew Cockburn amcockburn@gmail.com

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2012 in Documentary, Finance

 

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