Face the Facts Triple Set - (Import DVD)
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Triple bill of political documentaries. 'Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room' (2005) reveals the psychology of greed and corporate corruption that facilitated Enron's rise and fall. When Enron went bankrupt in 2001, the principals walked away millionaires, but later faced legal proceedings and jail sentences. Meanwhile, many employees and investors were left with nothing. Shedding light on the new economy of the 1990s when predictions and book-cooking flourished without actual profits, the film shows how it was not Enron alone but a network of bankers, traders, and accountants who turned a blind eye to the company's clearly suspicious numbers. Kevin MacDonald directs the Oscar-winning 'One Day in September' (1999), which examines the events of the 1972 Munich Olympics, when the extreme Palestinian group Black September held eleven Israeli athletes hostage. Archive material and music mingles with interview footage of those involved at the time, including the only surviving member of the Black September group. 'The US vs John Lennon' (2006) looks at the Vietnam-era struggle between the Richard Nixon administration and iconic peace activist John Lennon. Primarily focusing on the decade from 1966-1976, filmmakers David Leaf and John Scheinfeld examine the political life of Lennon, including the anti-war protest activities that earned him the extra-special attention of the United States government.
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