Oscar-winning director is taking on corruption in this gripping new documentary series
Yep, it is coming to Netflix, and better yet, it is arriving VERY soon...
Alex Gibney is at it again.
Having previously directed the likes of The Armstrong Lie, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God, Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine, Going Clear: Scientology & The Prison Of Belief.
He was Oscar-nominated for Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room, and went on to win the Best Documentary Oscar for Taxi To The Dark Side.
In 2018, he is executive producing The China Hustle, which should get a lot of people talking, but he's also directing an episode of Netflix's new documentary series Dirty Money.
Gibney will be one of six directors tackling a different aspect of modern day greed, corruption, and crime spreading through our global economy.
The breakdown of the individual episodes is as follows:
HARD NOx (Directed by Alex Gibney) – Gibney reveals shocking new details about VW’s corporate deceit, and exposes the unholy alliance between governments and automakers that allowed the automaker to put tens of thousands of lives at risk — all for the sake of a $500 part.
PAYDAY (Directed by Jesse Moss) – Targeting unsuspecting Americans, a group of payday lenders made millions off small loans with undisclosed charges, inflated interest rates and incomprehensible rules. But the way the laws are written, is that a crime or just business?
DRUG SHORT (Directed by Erin Lee Carr) – Wall Street short-sellers expose a scam that regulators overlook: how Big Pharma gouges patients in need of life-saving drugs.
CARTEL BANK (Directed by Kristi Jacobson) – For decades, HSBC, one of the world’s largest banks, laundered hundreds of millions of dollars for Mexican drug cartels. Senator Elizabeth Warren, dogged journalists and prosecutors try to hold the bankers to account. But will they be judged “too big to jail?”
THE MAPLE SYRUP HEIST (Directed by Brian McGinn) – In Canada, maple syrup is worth more than oil. When $20 million of syrup goes missing, the trail leads back to an epic battle between cartels and the little guy.
THE CONFIDENCE MAN (Directed by Fisher Stevens) – A rollicking profile of the rise and reign of TRUMP Inc. Weaving together a tapestry of tales in real estate booms and busts, Stevens lays out how Donald Trump’s business career transformed from epic failures into a consummate branding machine that propelled him into office.
Dirty Money will be available to stream on Netflix from Friday 26 January.
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