A 75 min. and 52 min. documentary by the National Film Board of Canada and Clearwater Documentary, for delivery in 2015.
“There is a class war, and my class is winning.” - Warren Buffett
When we think of the global economic crisis, we think of the destruction of wealth and the rise of unemployment. But this is also the latest chapter in a different story – the rise of the new global super-rich.
For twenty years, Canadian writer Chrystia Freeland has held a visitor’s visa to what she terms “the nation of wealth”. In the 1990s, she gained intimate access to Russia’s oligarchs, and wrote the definitive account of the rising post-Soviet plutocracy. Then, she broadened her canvas as a star journalist to chronicle the lives, and explain the power, of the wealthiest men on the planet. (They are almost all men.)
This feature documentary follows Freeland’s journey through a world paralysed by joblessness, debt, and economic uncertainty, and onwards to the sovereign nation of the plutocrats, where the “crisis” just feels like a new opportunity.
Based on the New York Times Bestseller, Plutocrats - The Rise of The Global Super Elite and the Fall of Everyone Else, by Chrystia Freeland.