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Debt Machine

82/52 min | Laure Delesalle | 2015


in co-production with ARTE with the participation of the Ile-de-France Region

with the support of the CNC

Also broadcast in the United States (Films For the Humanities and Science), in France (LCP), in Israel (Channel 8), in the Netherlands (VPRO), in Poland (Canal +), in Slovakia (RTS), in Sweden (SVT) ...

International sales: ARTE SALES


What exactly is public debt? And why has it been spiraling for years? This documentary takes viewers on a fascinating journey through the rugged landscape of economics, and renders it more human. Fast-paced and dynamic, and packed with offbeat images, it recounts the history of sovereign debt from the late Middle Ages to the present day. It highlights at top speed the current crisis and points viewers in the direction of unexpected exit routes to safeguard the Euro zone from future crises.

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