Film Year: 2019
Film Length: 70 min.
Director: Paul Wagner
Featuring: Ed Freeman, Robert Reich, Arthur Brooks, Bethany McLean, John Mackey, Jim Collins
Director Paul Wagner examines how the shared obsession with short-term profits between corporations and Wall Street is negatively impacting the foundations of American capitalism in his newest documentary, Fishing with Dynamite. The film investigates the dark corners of American corporations, exposing the harshness of maximizing shareholder value capitalism, or the claim that profits are the only purpose of a corporation. In a positive vein, stakeholder companies are celebrated for their prioritization of the human needs of employees, the community, and our natural environment. Featuring interviews with an array of experts and company CEOs, this film provides a powerful, urgent story about corporations, capitalism, and democracy in America today. Discussion with director Paul Wagner, subject Ed Freeman, and producers Jenny Mead and Bidhan Parmar, moderated by Margaret Franklin (CFA Institute)
Presented by CFA Institute
Supported by the UVA Darden School of Business
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