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‘Sharp critique’ – Money Puzzles Reviewed

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‘Money Puzzles’ in Lisbon Reviewed by Patricia Aufderheide on documentary.org

‘Sharp critique of the European financial crisis was on display as well, in the aftermath of Brexit and in a country where austerity measures have hit hard. Michael Chanan’s Money Puzzles uses the board game of Monopoly, played by young children, to introduce a Marxist critique of European debt, particularly in Greece. The film, divided into nine chapters, goes into bureaucratic offices and into the streets; officials, the unemployed, and the barely-scraping-along describe and dramatize the inequalities of financial capitalism. Argentinians discuss the consequences of defaulting on their international debt. Ultimately, the children remind us of the remorseless behavior of the bankers.’

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