Master of the Universe (2013)

He was one of the Top-Investmentbankers in Germany. He made a million profit per day. Now he is sitting in an empty bank building in the financial center of Frankfurt and talks. A frightening insight in a megalomaniac, quasi-religious parallel world behind mirrored windows.

Zum ersten Mal packt ein echter Insider des internationalen Finanzgewerbes aus, einer der ehemals führenden Investmentbanker Deutschlands. Rainer Voss, der in seiner aktiven Zeit locker mit Millionen hantierte, erzählt aus eigener Anschauung, wie es in der glitzernden Finanzwelt wirklich zugeht, von all ihren Abgründen, Skrupellosigkeiten und quasi-religiösen Gesetzmäßigkeiten. Hat sich seit der globalen Finanzkrise etwas geändert? Voss’ Ausblick gibt Grund zur Beunruhigung…

Dokumentarec o svetu denarja, v katerem nekdaj super uspešni investicijski bankir Rainer Voss v izpraznjeni poslovni stolpnici sredi Frankfurta razlaga skrivnosti in nečedne posle kapitalizma. Gre za »šnelkurs« iz brezobzirnega podjetništva, pogoltnosti po dobičku za vsako ceno, megalomanije, tekmovalne nemoralnosti in nezmožnosti učenja iz lastnih napak. Voss osvetljuje lastno uspešno pot od sredine osemdesetih let naprej in jo projicira na globalno sliko, v kateri je bančništvo v zadnjih tridesetih letih postalo tako kompleksno, zapleteno in prepleteno, da se zdijo vprašanja o reševanju krize nerešljiva.

»Film govori zase; finančni sistem ima velik vpliv na naše življenje in do morebitnih sprememb v prihodnje imam precej ciničen odnos. Vedno nam ponujajo enake rešitve, zgodovina in odločitve sem nam vseskozi ponavljajo: ‘Preveliki smo, da bi nam spodletelo; preveliki, da bi šli v zapor.’ […] Pomembneje kot zapreti bankirje se mi zdi spremeniti svet, si postaviti vprašanja, se pogledati v ogledalo. Smo sokrivi za vse ekscese in zločine finančnikov? Mar ne odvračamo pogleda, namesto da bi iskali rešitve?« (Marc Bauder)

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How You Really Make Decisions (2013)

Horizon uncovers the truth about how you really make decisions.

Every day you make thousands of decisions, big and small, and behind all them is a powerful battle in your mind, pitting intuition against logic.

This conflict affects every aspect of your life – from what you eat to what you believe, and especially to how you spend your money.

And it turns out that the intuitive part of your mind is a lot more powerful than you may realise.


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Money & Life (2013)

MONEY & LIFE is a passionate and inspirational essay-style documentary that that asks a provocative question: can we see the economic crisis not as a disaster, but as a tremendous opportunity?  This cinematic odyssey connects the dots on our current economic pains and offers a new story of money based on an emerging paradigm of planetary well-being that understands all of life as profoundly interconnected.

This cinematic odyssey takes us on a journey, from the origins of money to connecting the systemic dots on the current global financial crisis and how we got here. Most importantly, MONEY & LIFE says that we owe it to ourselves to understand the fundamentals of this technology called money in order to be effective participants in the economic transformation that is happening around us, a shift more rapid and as profound as the Industrial Revolution.

The film is a tapestry of beautifully shot expert interviews woven with compelling vignettes of individuals and businesses consciously transforming their relationship with money.  Together with dynamic animation, an original music score and an elegant voice of narration, the film tells a new story of money, but more broadly it tells a new story of humanity.  MONEY & LIFE aspires to be a part of bringing a new consciousness to our understanding and practices in the world of money, bringing a touch of humor and a lot of heart to a matter that concerns us all.

An optimistic film steeped in appreciation for human ingenuity, MONEY & LIFE does not dictate answers. It is a respectful invitation to consider questions critical to all our well-being: How can we move beyond being merely consumers, debtors and creditors, and put money in service to what we really care about as citizens, as human beings? Can we design a monetary circulation system that fosters democratic equality? What responsibilities should a corporate charter convey? What does it really mean to make a living? The film itself demonstrates how to approach these questions with both clarity and compassion.  MONEY & LIFE empowers each of us to respond to the fundamental issues of our time and participate in the emerging new economy.


Quants: The Alchemists of Wall Street (2010)

Quants are the math wizards and computer programmers in the engine room of our global financial system who designed the financial products that almost crashed Wall st. The credit crunch has shown how the global financial system has become increasingly dependent on mathematical models trying to quantify human (economic) behaviour. Now the quants are at the heart of yet another technological revolution in finance: trading at the speed of light.

What are the risks of treating the economy and its markets as a complex machine? Will we be able to keep control of this model-based financial system, or have we created a monster?

A story about greed, fear and randomness from the insides of Wall Street.