Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Charles Ferguson (Inside Job) Speaks at the Commonwealth Club
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Inside Job, Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary (Feature)
Charles Ferguson, Documentary Filmmaker, Inside Job and No End in Sight
Adam Lashinsky, Senior Editor at Large, Fortune magazine - Moderator
Could the global economic meltdown of the last few years have been prevented? Academy award-nominated filmmaker Ferguson believes that the crisis was no accident. His latest documentary, Inside Job, makes the powerful case that an out-of-control finance industry took advantage of a deregulated atmosphere and purposely sought to get rich at the expense of others.
Through extensive interviews with financial insiders and government officials, Ferguson crossed the globe to find proof that the financial industry intentionally engaged in unethical behavior. His gripping account of the global recession is sure to evoke feelings of disgust, anger, and concern that this all may happen again unless our regulatory system is changed. Ferguson’s previous film, No End in Sight, was nominated for an Oscar. Inside Job is already being touted as an early favorite to win this year’s award for Best Documentary (Feature).
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The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum, presenting over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy.
Founded in 1903, the Commonwealth Club has played host to a diverse and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to Erin Brockovich in 2001. Along the way, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates have all given landmark speeches at the Club.