Cleveland Versus Wall Street
Filmfest 2010

I’m interested in films that are not directly political, but which generate ideas and discussion. It’s very difficult to do a film on the financial system or economy. But this trial allowed us to bring together people like a free-market ideologist and someone who lost their home. What is the link between the two? The story tells us something about the wider world we live in: do we accept what is going on? Can we change things? Have we learned from this abstract notion of subprime? Every day we hear about the economy; we know that it concerns us but we have the feeling that we can’t do anything about it. The trial reminds us that action is possible even if it seems small or insignificant. We haven’t exactly returned to the militant times of the 1970s, but through documentary films I think there is a desire for cinema to once again talk about the period and world we live in. Cinema is rediscovering how we are living and the questioning is very much part of the current climate. Jean-Stéphane Bron

with: Jean-Stéphane Bron, Barbara Anderson, Josh Cohen, Kathleen Engel, Mark Stanton, Keith Fisher, Thomas J. Pokorny, Robert Kole, Frederick Kushen, Kurtis Rodgers Kushen, Raymond Velez, Keith Taylor, Tony Brancatelli, Michael Osinski

tags: Documentary

Credits

Director: Jean-Stéphane Bron