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Project of the Day: Exploring the Workings of the Federal Reserve

By Indiewire | Indiewire November 12, 2012 at 10:00AM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.   In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments. "Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve" Tweetable Logline: Everything you've ever wanted to know about the Federal Reserve, but were afraid to ask. Elevator Pitch: Whether you're buying a gallon of gas, a loaf of bread, or a condo, the Federal Reserve is taking unprecedented actions that affect your life, but most people know very little about America's central bank. "Money For Nothing" traces 100 years of Fed history, details the Fed's central role in the 2008 financial meltdown, and asks whether today's Fed policies are sowing the seeds of an even bigger crisis. Join top Fed officials, famous economists, investors, and traders as they debate the decisions that led the economy to the brink of collapse, and why we might be headed there again. Production Team: Jim Bruce (Producer/Director/Writer): Editor/Writer/Co-Producer of "Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars". Bob Richman (DP): "Waiting for Superman", "An Inconvenient Truth", "My Architect" and "The September Issue". About the Production: "As a longtime student of the financial markets and the Fed, and the parent of a 2 year-old and a newborn, I believe the decisions the Fed makes today will determine the kind of world we leave to our children and grandchildren. I made this movie because I believe that if more people understood the Fed and the impact it's already had on their lives, they'd demand better policies from their central bank. Policies not designed to create another housing or stock market boom, but to build a financial system that's built to last... for the benefit of all Americans."-- Jim Bruce Current Status: Raising funds for finishing costs. For more information and to support this project: Kickstarter Page Film Website
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Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
 
In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve"

Tweetable Logline:

Everything you've ever wanted to know about the Federal Reserve, but were afraid to ask.

Elevator Pitch:

Whether you're buying a gallon of gas, a loaf of bread, or a condo, the Federal Reserve is taking unprecedented actions that affect your life, but most people know very little about America's central bank. "Money For Nothing" traces 100 years of Fed history, details the Fed's central role in the 2008 financial meltdown, and asks whether today's Fed policies are sowing the seeds of an even bigger crisis. Join top Fed officials, famous economists, investors, and traders as they debate the decisions that led the economy to the brink of collapse, and why we might be headed there again.

Production Team:

Jim Bruce (Producer/Director/Writer): Editor/Writer/Co-Producer of "Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars".
Bob Richman (DP): "Waiting for Superman", "An Inconvenient Truth", "My Architect" and "The September Issue".

About the Production:

"As a longtime student of the financial markets and the Fed, and the parent of a 2 year-old and a newborn, I believe the decisions the Fed makes today will determine the kind of world we leave to our children and grandchildren. I made this movie because I believe that if more people understood the Fed and the impact it's already had on their lives, they'd demand better policies from their central bank. Policies not designed to create another housing or stock market boom, but to build a financial system that's built to last... for the benefit of all Americans."-- Jim Bruce

Current Status:

Raising funds for finishing costs.

For more information and to support this project:

Kickstarter Page
Film Website

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