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The Spider's Web: Britain's Second Empire (2017)

TV-PG | | Documentary | TV Movie 5 May 2017
How Britain transformed from an imperial power to a financial power.

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Michael Oswald

Writer:

Michael Oswald (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Joel Benjamin Joel Benjamin ... Himself
Peter Cain Peter Cain ... Himself
John Christensen John Christensen ... Himself
Alex Cobham Alex Cobham ... Himself
Paul Gilbert Paul Gilbert ... Himself
Michael Hudson Michael Hudson ... Himself
Eva Joly Eva Joly ... Herself
Ronen Palan Ronen Palan ... Himself
Andrew Piper Andrew Piper ... (voice)
Nicholas Shaxson Nicholas Shaxson ... Himself
Prem Sikka Prem Sikka ... Himself
Susan Steed Susan Steed ... Herself
Stuart Syvret Stuart Syvret ... Himself
Attiya Waris Attiya Waris ... Herself
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The Spider's Web: Britain's Second Empire, is a documentary film that shows how Britain transformed from a colonial power into a global financial power. At the demise of empire, City of London financial interests created a web of offshore secrecy jurisdictions that captured wealth from across the globe and hid it behind obscure financial structures in a web of offshore islands. Today, up to half of global offshore wealth may be hidden in British offshore jurisdictions and Britain and its offshore jurisdictions are the largest global players in the world of international finance. How did this come about, and what impact does it have on the world today? This is what the Spider's Web sets out to investigate. With contributions from leading experts, academics, former insiders and campaigners for social justice, the use of stylized b-roll and archive footage, the Spider's Web reveals how in the world of international finance, corruption and secrecy have prevailed over regulation and ...

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5 May 2017 (Mexico) See more »

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Something We Should All See
21 September 2018 | by ekamanoieauSee all my reviews

I was astounded by this documentary, presenting beyond a shadow of a doubt the rampant theft being perpetrated by the economic and political establishment of the UK.

The narration, production, and music were all on point but above all this is a documentary of content, and if you wonder why so much is wrong with the world, this will provide you with a good portion of the answer.


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