In 2008, the stock market took a bit of a stumble that resulted in the loss of millions of jobs, homes, and trillions of dollars. The aftermath left many people wondering just what the hell happened. Inside Job, the newest political documentary from Oscar-nominated director/producer Charles Ferguson (No End in Sight) “traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia” and uses Matt Damon’s narration to do so. Check out the trailer after the jump.
This isn’t the first time that Damon has lent his talent to a political documentary. He also executive produced and participated in The People Speak, a television special for the History Channel.
Inside Job has already been making the rounds on the festival circuit and has generated some positive critical buzz. The Matt Damon-less trailer looks fantastic with its use of impressive cinematography and editing. The most amazing thing to me is that despite the political themes, the movie doesn’t appear to blame one party over another and instead tries to educate the audience without boring them to sleep. In other words, it looks really good.
Here’s the official synopsis:
From Academy Award® nominated filmmaker, Charles Ferguson (“No End In Sight”), comes INSIDE JOB, the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, INSIDE JOB traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Matt Damon, INSIDE JOB was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China.
Click to Apple for HD. Inside Job hits theaters October 8th.