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Nearly 100 years after its creation, the power of the US Federal Reserve has never been greater. Markets and governments around the world hold their breath in anticipation of the Fed Chairman's every word. Yet the average person knows very little about the most powerful - and least understood - financial institution on earth.
Money For Nothing is the first film to take viewers inside the Fed and reveal the impact of Fed policies - past, present, and future - on our lives. Join current and former Fed officials as they debate the critics, and each other, about the decisions that helped lead the global financial system to the brink of collapse in 2008. And why we might be headed there again.
Money For Nothing: Inside The Federal Reserve is Jim Bruce's directorial debut.
Jim was editor/writer/co-producer of Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars (winner of Best Documentary at the 2005 AFI Fest and finalist for the 2006 International Documentary Association's Feature Film of the Year).
Jim worked as an editor on the acclaimed documentaries The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters and Dambe: The Mali Project (nominated for Best Feature Documentary at the 2009 Irish Academy Awards), and as an assistant editor on X-Men: The Last Stand, The Incredible Hulk, Insomnia and Kinsey. He holds a degree in film from Middlebury College, where he taught as a visiting professor in 2007.
Jim has been a student of financial markets for over a decade, and began writing a financial newsletter in 2006 warning friends and family of the oncoming crisis. His short trades on financial stocks in 2007 and 2008 helped fund a significant portion of Money for Nothing's budget.
Source: Al Jazeera