Filmed over two years across the world - on land and at sea - The End of the Line represents a stark warning about the consequences of overfishing. Rupert Murray's eye-opening film, based on British journalist Charles Clover's book of the same name, connects the dots between global trends in fishing, the increasing desire for sushi and foreign food sources in the western world, high-tech fishing methods, and the disastrous implications of a future world devoid of fish that would bring about mass starvation.
This powerful and sweeping documentary touches on issues of globalization, colonialism, economics, ecological studies, and political upheaval in Africa. About fifty years ago Europeans introduced the Nile Perch into the waters of Lake Victoria, the world's largest tropical lake...
American Casino is a scathing indictment of the Wall Street titans that gambled with America's future-and lost. Focusing on Baltimore's African-American community, the film exposes the corrupt, deceptive practices used to sell subprime loans...
Michael Moore storms the halls of power to confront CEOs face to face, as he did in his first documentary, Roger and Me. Twenty years later, Flint, Michigan's problems afflict the entire country: millions are unemployed and homeless, and the economy is sinking deeper into crisis...
Dubai skyrocketed to success as a capital of luxury and spectacle, but its growth has been abruptly halted by billions of dollars in debt. The failure of development firms like Dubai World and Nakheel will having serious repercussions for Middle Eastern and European markets.
A variety of economic experts give their opinions on the causes of the recent economic crisis and the future of the financial system. All agree that the system has been severely damaged -- the only question is how long will it take to recover and will it ever really be the same again?
Marion Muhlberger, an Emerging Market Analyst at Deutsche Bank, believes that investment opportunities in Africa will continue to be plentiful after the current economic crisis subsides. Many African countries have lowered their debt levels and restructured their banking sectors to make themselves more attractive to foreign investors, particularly the Chinese.
An in-depth examination of the causes of the financial crisis, from Alan Greenspan's leadership of the Federal Reserve to Ben Bernanke and Henry Paulson's decision not to bail out Lehman Brothers. This segment helps clarify the confusing role of derivatives and ratings agencies in the crisis.
Clay Christensen, Professor at Harvard Business School, discusses a number of factors that will likely inhibit the United States from being a leader in technological innovation today and looking forward.
Joi Ito, CEO of Creative Commons, explains how kids around the world leverage the capabilities of the digital era far more than their parents. The resulting "generational divide" is a greater source for concern than the so-called "Digital Divide", he explains.