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Catalogue Number:  NFB522400
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Isaac Isitan, Nicole Lamothe
Directors:  Carole Poliquin
Producing Agencies:  Les Productions ISCA Inc. (Montreal),National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Black History, Business Studies, Civics, Documentary, Global Issues, Global Studies, Social Issues, Social Studies, Sociology, World History
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1997
Running Time:  52m 01s
Closed Captions:  Yes


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What happens when a butterfly flutters its wings? Does the air around it rumble and seethe, creating a hurricane on the other side of the globe? And when blue chip stocks suddenly plummet one day, how many workers lose their jobs or their pensions? The global market is not a neutral territory, but an unprecedented state of interconnections and interdependence. Circling the globe, director Carole Poliquin meets squatters in Paris, families living on welfare in Québec, factory workers in Thailand, teachers in Ontario, fish processors in Senegal and debt-ridden Mexicans. She also interviews some of the market speculators and fund managers who help dictate economies worldwide and yet, for the most part, remain indifferent to the consequences of their actions. Irreverent, witty and fearless, Turbulences highlights the unprecedented power of the financial markets and the threat they pose to democracy.

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