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15 March 2017
Ransacked (2016, 52′)
Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square (directions)
Free admission (first come, first served)
In 2008 Iceland’s deregulated banking sector had totalled more than ten times the country’s GDP. When global capital markets froze, banks collapsed. Director Pétur Einarsson was a banker that wanted to share an insider’s view and expose the public to details they knew nothing about.
While other documentaries finish with the crisis, Ransacked starts with it and shows the aftermath. We also follow the story of one family that after losing everything took their bank to court.
Ransacked premiered at the 2016 Reykjavik International Film Festival and was recently nominated for the award of the best documentary of the year.
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