Starring Major Players in Contemporary Economic Debates:
Icarus Films presents
A six-part documentary series
by Ilan Ziv
Street Date: 05/01/18
Icarus Films is excited to bring Capitalism to home video DVD, Amazon Instant Video and VHX on 05/01/18.
May 2018 will see the 10th anniversary of the world’s worst financial collapse since the Great Depression, the 50th anniversary of the May ’68 protests in France, and, as if that wasn’t enough, May 2nd will be Karl Marx’s 200th birthday.
So it is fitting that to mark these historical events, Icarus Films announces the VOD and home video DVD release of Ilan Ziv’s international hit, Capitalism. This six-part documentary series will be available on 05/01/18.
“Elegant and intelligent.” –Video Librarian
Capitalism is an ambitious and accessible documentary series that looks at the history of the ideas and social forces that have shaped our capitalist world. Blending interviews with some of the world's great historians, economists, anthropologists and social critics with on-the-ground footage shot in 22 countries, Capitalism questions the myth of the unfettered free market, explores the nature of debt and commodities and retraces some of the great economic debates of the last 200 years.
Ranked Among the Top 10 Television Programs of the Year in France–Where It Premiered
Featured participants include the Noam Chomsky, economist Kari Polanyi Levitt, activist and professor David Graeber, economist Thomas Piketty (author of the international best-seller Capital in the Twenty-First Century), and the former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. For the full list of speaker and academic consultants, check here.
Capitalism's six episodes are on 3 DVDs, and the boxed set bonus features are a new 24-page booklet with information about the film, its making and its participants.
"Should not be missed!"—Alternatives Economiques
The series consists of:
Episode 1: Adam Smith: The Birth of the Free Market
Episode 2: The Wealth of Nations: A New Gospel?
Episode 3: Ricardo and Malthus: Did You Say Freedom?
Episode 4: What if Marx Was Right?
Episode 5: Keynes vs Hayek: A Fake Debate?
Episode 6: Karl Polanyi, the Human Factor
About the filmmaker: Ilan Ziv has made over 25 films for major broadcasters including PBS and the BBC. His other critically-acclaimed films have included On the Edge of Peace (1995); Tango of Slaves (1994); and Human Weapon (2002) hailed by The New York Times as "gripping and important." Accolades include the Prix Europa (Europe's highest television award), Silver Nymph and International Jury Award in Monte Carlo, and Cine Eagle in the United States.
As of May 1st Capitalism will be available on DVD, Amazon Instant Video and VHX.