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Choose the best film of the All About Economy Film Days Festival

The organizers don’t necessarily agree with the films shown, but take them as a starting point for discussion.

We invite you to vote and select the best film of the All About Economy Film Days Festival in 2 categories:

A) Best Documentary Film

B) Best Feature Film

Cast your vote for a film and briefly express your opinion. We will reward the most interesting opinions. Your opinions will also be very helpful in selecting the repertoire of our subsequent editions of the Festival. We use a 5-scale film rating system, whith 1 star lowest
to highest 5 stars.

Film Rating System:

★★★★★ Favorite / Masterpiece / Enriching and Transformative

★★★★  Very Good / Interesting Concept and Execution / Enlightening

★★★ Good / Interesting Concept or Execution / Mixed Feelings

★★ Disappointing / Mediocre and Uninteresting / Regrettable

★ Failure / Wholly Deficient / Toxic

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Bulgaria - The long revolution

Time: 9:30 

Film duration: 52 min

Speaker:

(8-10 min)

Group Discussion:

(20 min)

Bulgaria - The long revolution

The documentary shows Bulgaria after entry to the EU in 2007: a booming country. The prospect of accession undoubtedly accelerated the country’s recovery after the economic collapse in 1996.

The film portrays people who personify the hopeful yet at the same time difficult situation of the country. Such as Evgeni Dainov: the sociologist and leading architect of the revolution of 1997. A visit to the Romanies in the ghettos of Stolipinovo near Plovdiv and Faculteta in Sofia shows desolate conditions, but also the attempts of individual small-scale Romanry entrepreneurs and citizens’ initiatives to provide the Romany people with better starting positions.

More than honey (Swiss)

Time: 11.30

Film duration: 91 min

Speaker:

(10 min)

Group Discussion:

(20 min)

 

More than honey (Swiss)

by Markus Imhoof

Switzerland / Germany / Austria, August 2012

“If the bee disappears from the surface of the Earth, man would have no more than four years left to live.” Einstein. All over the world bees have been dying for the past three years. Although the causes for this are still a mystery, one thing is already clear: there is more at stake than simply a few dead insects, and a great deal more than just honey. Seeking answers, the film embarks on a journey to meet with people whose lives depend on bees: to a Swiss beekeeper living on an Alp; to the gigantic almond plantations in California; to a bee brain researcher in Berlin; to a pollen trader in China; and to the killer bees in the Arizona desert. All report on how the bees are vanishing. The film tells us about their lives. And about ours.

Short Documentary Film WfW Corporate Litterbox (Swiss)

Time: 15:35, 25 October 2018

Duration: 17 min

16:00-16:20 Group work

16:20-16:40 Discussion

Short Documentary Film WfW Corporate Litterbox (Swiss)

The documentary about humanity, how the developed Swiss community helps low-income Zimbabweans to get clean water and to get a plumber’s profession.

The Money Trap - How Banks Control the World Through Debt

Time: 9:00, 26 October 2018

Film duration: 39.30 min

Speaker:

(10 min)

Group Discussion:

(20 min)

The Money Trap - How Banks Control the World Through Debt

A senior executive blows the whistle on the banking industry’s usurious lending tactics. This documentary reviews some of the profligate and predatory lending practices of the high street banks in the years of the credit boom which preceded the financial crisis. Indeed this documentary is in a sense chilling given what happened during the global financial crisis; i.e. super easy credit, high pressure to make money, huge incentives for banks to lend easy money.

BBC Masters of Money Karl Marx

Time: 10:40, 26 October 2018

Film Duration: 59 min

Speaker:

(10 min)

Group Discussion:

(20 min)

BBC Masters of Money Karl Marx

Karl Marx was a German philosopher, economist, political theorist, sociologist, journalist, and socialist. He was born in a middle-class family, studied political economy, and became one of the most influential individuals we have ever had.

Karl Marx will be remembered as a socialist, but he was one of the most revolutionary and in the same time controversial thinkers of all. His ideas left an indelible stamp on the lives of billions of people and the world we live in today.

Best known for his revolutionary work “The Communist Manifesto” and “Das Kapital”, his anti-capitalism work set the basis for Marxism.

Anytime a world economy and financial crisis comes, people start to wonder if he was right. Some of his biggest complaints were that “capitalism is inherently unfair and therefore doomed to collapse”. He argued we should get rid of capitalism altogether.

He was a big supporter of fairness and argued that the gap between rich and poor should be eliminated.

Stephanie Flanders, a journalist, travels to his former birthplace and analyses his ideas and how many of them are valid today.

 

The Money Deluge

Time: 09:00, Saturday, October 27th

Film duration: 42 min

Speaker:

(8-10 min)

Group Discussion:

(20 min)

The Money Deluge

Interest rates in Europe have consistently fallen for much of the past decade. Today, the rate is virtually nonexistent. As a result, many citizens have decided to keep their cash, gold and other valuables in safety deposit boxes. Yet, there appears to be a seemingly endless stream of cheap money flooding into the financial system, which only succeeds in propping up the wealthy while responsible investors are left out in the cold. “The Money Deluge” examines this complex financial reality that could lead to another volcanic global crisis.

 

 

Dirty Pretty Things

Time: 17:00, Thursday, October 25th

Film duration: 1h 37min

Speaker:

(10 min)

Group Discussion:

(30 min)

 

 

Dirty Pretty Things

A thriller set in London’s secret underworld, where everything is for sale. A young man (Ejiofor) and a Turkish chambermaid (Tautou) both work at the same West London hotel – a breeding ground for illegal activity. They are put to the test when the man makes a shocking discovery late one night.

The Judgement

Time: 10:50, Saturday, October 27th

Film Duration: 1h 47min

Speaker:

(10 min)

Group Discussion:

(20 min)

The Judgement

This is the story of Mityo and his son Vasko, who live in a poor area near the Bulgarian-Turkish-Greek border. Mityo has lost his wife, the respect of his 18-year-old son and the job that enabled him to pay off the loan for his mortgaged house. Desperate, he accepts a proposal from his former military commander to smuggle illegal Syrian immigrants across the border he once had to defend. The road leads across a peak called The Judgment, a place full of dark memories from thousands of years of history, but also from Mityo’s own past. The revelation of his terrible secret will force him to face the past, in order to regain his internal peace and find forgiveness from his son.

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VOTING starts from 25.10.2018 and the results will be announced no later than 28.10.2018 on the website: http://economy-filmdays.info.

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