Doing the Business 2012 - 13 November - The Flaw
18:11, 13 November 12
Our 10th Doing the Business season continues at the Broadway cinema, Nottingham on Tuesday November 13. Screening on consecutive Tuesdays at 6.00pm, each film has been chosen with a speaker who will also provide the introduction.
The season continues with The Flaw chosen and introduced by the author Philip Augar.
The Flaw tells the story of the credit bubble that caused the financial crash. Through interviews with some of the world's leading economists, the film shows how excessive income inequality in society leads to economic instability. At a time when economic theory and public policy is being re-examined this film reminds us that without addressing the root causes of the crisis the system may collapse again and next time it may not be possible for governments to rescue it.
Philip Augar is a British author and a former Group Managing Director at Schroders plc. He was a member of the team that negotiated the sale of Schroders' investment bank to Citicorp in 2000 but left the industry at the time of the sale in order to write. He is best known for his books on finance. He writes regularly for the Financial Times and other publications. He was a non-executive board member at the Department for Education from 2004-2010, a position he now holds at the Home Office. He was a member of the cross-party Future of Banking Commission chaired by David Davies MP in 2010 and the same year advised the Scottish Parliament's inquiry into the banking crisis.
Still to come during the month-long season will be:
Shadows of Liberty (November 20), a documentary by Jean-Philippe Tremblay, examines how corporate control shapes the news agenda in the U.S. This film will be introduced by Jeremy Moon, Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility and the founding Director of the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR) at Nottingham University Business School.
Canned Dreams (November 27), Directed by Katja Gauriloff, takes us on an journey through the supply chain of a tin of ravioli from Brazil to Denmark, Portugal, Poland, France, Ukraine, Italy, and Romania and France - where component parts are assembled into tin can of pasta, sauce and meat. This film will be introduced by Alison Ward who works as Sustainability advisor to businesses and NGOs, she was formerly Associate Director Global Public Policy (Sustainability) at Kraft Foods and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Cadbury.
Other films in the series included:
The Revenge of the Electric Car (November 6) chosen and introduced by former MP and environmental campaigner Alan Simpson. The documentary, an uplifting sequel to the Chris Paine’s earlier documentary Who Killed the Electric Car follows four people’s battle to change one of the world’s biggest industries.