Documentary Competition 02: Mementos of Late Capitalism
Economists still cling to the fairy tale of the trickle-down effect, when it has become painfully obvious over the past 20 years that it is just a fairy tale.
The only things dripping quietly from on high and pooling at our feet are poverty and lack of perspective.
The free play of market forces and the power wielded by oligarchs, dictators and a select group of transnational corporations generate absurd wealth on the one hand and massive disenfranchisement on the other. Alas, the desire for freedom and structural change is slowly – drop by drop – generating its own energy to fuel resistance.
Films: Yugo, Hanging on, Bessé-sur-Braye, The floating world, Oro Rojo, Leto 2331