Four Horsemen (2012) DVD9
Debut director Ross Ashcroft offers up an independently-produced documentary in the form of Four Horsemen (2012), a film that attempts to explore the consequences of modern western practices that have resulted in the current financial crisis. The 'four horsemen' of the title are a series of chapters exploring social inequality, organised violence, debt and poverty control. The central thesis of the film is that these four factors are propelling the world into a meltdown of monumental proportions for future generations.

Four Horsemen unashamedly puts forward a clear agenda, recognising the need for drastic change in global fiscal policies to prevent devastating the next generation. For those who have little knowledge of these issues, but a general interest in the state of current global affairs, this film provides a great introduction to the subject.

Four Horsemen uses a simple concept in its presentation. It takes 23 "Global thinkers", including Noam Chomsky, Gillian Tett, Max Keiser etc. and gets them to explain what they believe caused the recent financial disaster, what effect it is having and what needs to change for the western world to come out of the hole it has dug for itself. The film is broken into segments similar to these headers with the interviewees giving their thoughts through talking heads mixed with stock footage and some specially produced graphics used to illustrate some of the more complex financial aspects.

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:38:24 | 6.57 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Documentary

Director: Ross Ashcroft
Cast: Noam Chomsky, Herman Daly, Joseph Stiglitz, Gillian Tett, Max Keiser
Country: UK

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