Meltdown: An Investigation Into a World of Greed and Recklessness that Led to Financial Collapse (full movie)
Here is a good summary into the roots of the financial collapse of 2008.
Meltdown, a 4-part documentary by Al Jazeera deals with what caused the crash, how it spread like a cancer throughout the world, who were affected the most, and how the world leaders are (conveniently) rethinking capitalism.
Even though I’m not a big fan of Al Jazeera, they did a great job of bringing to light some of the key players involved in this financial mess (although I feel the rabbit hole does indeed go much deeper).
Each episode is around 45 minutes but well worth it.
Part 1: THE MEN WHO CRASHED THE WORLD
In the first episode of Meltdown, we hear about four men who brought down the global economy: a billionaire mortgage-seller who fooled millions; a high-rolling banker with a fatal weakness; a ferocious Wall Street predator; and the power behind the throne.
PART 2: THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL TSUNAMI
In the second episode of Meltdown, we see how the financial tsunami swept the world. We hear about a renegade executive who nearly destroyed the global financial system and the US treasury secretary who bailed out his friends.
PART 3: PAYING THE PRICE
The third episode of Meltdown looks at how the victims of the 2008 financial crash fight back. A protesting singer in Iceland brings down the government; in France a union leader oversees the kidnapping of his bosses; and thousands of families are made homeless in California.
PART 4: AFTER THE FALL
In the final episode of Meltdown, we hear about the sheikh who says the crash never happened; a Wall Street king charged with fraud; a congresswoman who wants to jail the bankers; and the world leaders who want a re-think of capitalism.