Staff Picks: Movies
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL catalog.
Inside Job, winner of the 2011 Oscar for best documentary, details the events that led to the economic crisis of 2008. It’s a well-made, informative film but one that you really have to be in the right mood to watch. That is, be prepared to get angry! Don’t let my warning stop you from watching it, though; if you don’t know much about the happenings behind the economic crisis, Inside Job clearly explains how decisions made over nearly thirty years culminated in a disastrous crash that cost the global market $20 trillion dollars. Along with this film, I recommend a 2008 episode of NPR’s This American Life to understand just what happened to the economy.