The famous journalist Stelios Kouloglou chose the internationally used Greek word “Oligarchy” to present his latest documentary in which he seeks to shed light on the “birth” and spread of the financial crisis, as well as of the role Goldman Sachs played in the situation.
The documentary was filmed in the USA, Germany, Belgium, Great Britain, Spain, Portugal, Ecuador and Greece, and highlights the effects of the crisis.
Many important politicians and journalists were interviewed, explaining the crisis from their own point of view. Successful economists, including Michael Hudson, Dimitris Papadimitriou, Michael Albert, Juan Torres Lopez and Jan Kregel, and sociologists such as Mike Levi and Dick Morris, analyze financial and sociological reasons as well as consequences the debt crisis has.
The documentary also asks for scientific help of many other specialists. Oscar Lafontaine, ex-leader of the German Left Party, in addition to many politicians, former and present members of the European Parliament, explain the political and economic scene of our times in the film.
Also interviewed in Kouloglou’s documentary: Jean Quatremer of Liberation, Peter Spiegel of the Financial Times, the editor of Harper’s Magazine, Frederick Kaufman, and Marc Roche, Le Monde journalist and writer of the book “How Goldman Sachs Rules the World.”
Sylvan Raines, a former employee of Goldman Sachs, reveals the bank’s influence concerning the Greek crisis, while Deputy Director of IMF Poul Thomsen helps Kouloglou unfold the story.
Lastly, modern Greeks discuss their personal experience, daily financial problems, and the difficulties they face in everyday life.