Published on Nov 18, 2013
Joining us today to discuss the new film: Money For Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve, is the director/producer/writer: Jim Bruce.
MONEY FOR NOTHING
is a feature-length documentary about the Federal Reserve – made by a Team of AFI, Sundance, and Academy Award winners — that seeks to unveil America’s central bank and its impact on our economy and our society.
Current and former top economists, financial historians, and investors and traders provide unprecedented access and take viewers behind the curtain to debate the future of the world’s most powerful financial institution.
Digging beneath the surface of the 2008 crisis, Money For Nothing is the first film to ask why so many facets of our financial system seemed to self-destruct at the same time. For many economists and senior Fed officials, the answer is clear: the same Fed that put out 2008’s raging financial fire actually helped light the match years before.
As the global financial system continues to falter, the Federal Reserve finds itself at a crossroads. The choices it makes will greatly influence the kind of world our children and grandchildren inherit. How can the Federal Reserve steer our nation toward a more sustainable path? How can the American people — who the Fed was created to serve – influence an institution whose inner workings they may not understand?
The key tenet underlying Money For Nothing is the belief that a more fully and accurately informed public will promote greater accountability and more effective policies from our central bank – no matter the conclusions any individual draws from the film.
About Jim Bruce – Director/Producer/Writer
JIM BRUCE was Editor/Writer/Co-Producer of Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars – winner of Best Documentary at the 2005 AFI Fest (American Film Institute) and finalist for the 2006 International Documentary Association’s Feature Film of the Year. Jim has also worked as an editor on acclaimed documentaries (including The King of Kong and Dambe: The Mali Project), and as an assistant editor on films such as Kinsey, Insomnia, X-Men: The Last Stand, and The Incredible Hulk.He was a Visiting Professor at Middlebury College in 2007.
Jim has been a student of financial markets for over a decade, and began writing a newsletter in 2006 warning about the oncoming financial crisis. His short trades in 2007 and 2008 helped finance a significant portion of Money For Nothing’s budget.
Here is a Preview of the film: