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3 June 2011 (UK) See more »
People all over the world are still struggling with the aftermath of the greatest financial crisis since the Wall Street Crash of 1929... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
David Sington 
Produced by
Celine Fitzmaurice .... associate producer
Mark Foligno .... executive producer: Molinare
Christopher Hird .... executive producer
Luke Johnson .... executive producer
Sarah Kinsella .... associate producer
Stephen Lambert .... executive producer
Steve Milne .... executive producer: Molinare
Heather Walsh .... associate producer
Original Music by
Philip Sheppard 
Cinematography by
Clive North 
Film Editing by
David Fairhead 
Production Management
Kate George .... post-production manager
Art Department
Peter J. Richardson .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Kevin Meredith .... sound recordist
Sandra Portman .... supervising sound editor
Alan Russell .... dubbing mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Crossley .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Daisy Francis .... assistant editor
Jana Novosad .... assistant editor
Other crew
Jacqui Edwards .... archive producer

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78 min


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Scant documentary that every person should watch once, 21 January 2014
Author: Steve Schreiber

The Flaw delivers the story of the causes of the financial crisis and what may have caused it. There is bias in this documentary but it isn't as overt as most documentaries. The great thing and the reason why I believe that everyone should watch this movie is that this documentary delivers a the information of the financial crisis in a format that is easy to digest and gives great visual representation of everything that lead up to the collapse. The flaw of The Flaw is that there are some stories and story lines that are personal to one or two people instead of a whole audience. These stories, in my opinion, are David Sington's attempt to elicit an emotional connection and reaction to what happened with the financial collapse. This makes the documentary feel more personal and allows the viewer to feel more connected to the issues. That said, that is part of what I am not a huge fan of with these types of documentaries. I personally would have rather just had the information and the graphs and charts showing what happened without the personal stories so that the movie wouldn't feel so biased. This is a good documentary that is a scant 78 minutes, has good information and is easy to get through.

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