Join IPS for this free screening, a culmination of the Showdown on K Street activities that includes a post screening discussion with the filmmaker and others. The film, by Danny Schechter (aka “The News Dissector”), explores how the financial crisis was built on a foundation of criminal activity uncovering the connection between the collapse of the housing market and the economic catastrophe that followed.
PLUNDER: The Cime of Our Time shows how certain firms created special securities to repackage and resell as dubious loans after they were re-rated as Triple A. The film exposes how these firms leveraged these investments to recklessly put trillions of dollars and the world economy at risk.
Post screening panel:
Erica Smiley, Southern Regional Organizer, Jobs with Justice.
Karen Dolan, IPS fellow and director of the Cities for Progress and Cities for Peace projects.
Danny Schechter, “The News Dissector,” an independent filmmaker and TV producer with the award-winning independent company, Globalvision.
Moderated by James Early, IPS Board Member and Director of Cultural Studies and Communications at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife & Culture