So, you know I never KICKSTART bomb. This is only the second time I’ve supported a project AND asked for your support as well. But like the last time, I think this project is incredibly important and very cool. I’ve seen a rough cut of it, and I’m behind it 100%.
MONEY FOR NOTHING: INSIDE THE FEDERAL RESERVE is a revealing, ambitious documentary film and act of balanced journalism that chronicles the last 100 years of Federal Reserve history, details the Fed’s central role in the 2008 financial meltdown, and asks whether today’s Fed policies are sowing the seeds of an even larger crisis.
When the world went mad four years ago I vowed to better understand how the American economy works (and doesn’t work). I found this film ideal for a Fed novice like myself. It presents an incisive, in-depth look at the controversial institution, and a much-needed forum for intelligent debate about its role in determining the economic future of our nation.
The interviews alone are staggering. 30 interviews were filmed in 11 states and 2 countries with Fed officials (many of whom are highly critical of recent Fed policies), world famous economists, investors, and global traders. They openly debate the decisions that led the global economy to the brink of collapse. One of my personal economic heros, Paul Volcker (the man who quite literally saved the American economy from the stagflation of the 70′s) gives an extraordinary interview. The film is worth watching for his participation alone.
I know that for my audience this might seem like dry subject matter, but this is important and the film is incredibly well done. Narrated by Liev Schreiber, and made by a team of AFI and Sundance award winners, it’s already been accepted to the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) where it will screen this November! But the filmmakers, one of whom is a personal friend of mine, need the finishing funds to get it ready! Come on! I’m calling you out!
Added bonus! Get a t-shirt by comic book superstar Zander Cannon for just $25!
Seriously, throw whatever money you can at this thing. Education and debate about exactly how the economy works is the only thing that will save us in this era of electoral myth-math and non-policies from both candidates!
Thanks for checking it out.