DOCNZ: The New Zealand International Documentary Film Festival


We will not return to 'business as usual


Four Horsemen

UK 2011 / 97min.
Director Ross Ashcroft. Producers Jason Whitmore, Megan Ashcroft, Ross Ashcroft.
Featuring: Prof. Joseph Stiglitz, Prof. Noam Chomsky, John Perkins, James Turk, David Morgan, Dr. Ha-Joon Chang, Prof. Michael Hudson, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Satish Kumar, Phillip Blond, Lord Ahmed of Rotherham, George Nilson, Prof. Simon Johnson & more

As the global economy continues to veer from crisis to catastrophe — many more people are looking for wise counsel on how to reshape the Western economy. Over the last three years, 23 global thinkers, government advisors and Wall Street money makers have come together to break their silence and explain how the world really works.

Their views transcend mainstream media and short-term political explanations. It describes in simple terms what needs to be addressed in our universities, governments and corporate structures, failing which we face a very bleak future.

This film is not about banker bashing, criticising politicians or conspiracy theories. It looks at the systems that we have chosen to live under and suggests ways that we can change them. The film was made to ignite debate about how to usher a new economic paradigm into the world which would dramatically improve the quality of lives across all countries.

Cinematic, entertaining and most importantly, made to galvanise the new generation of leaders, economists and thinkers to really question the systems we have chosen.

With the global economy on life support for the foreseeable future and events veering out of the control of democratic governments, Four Horsemen is a catalyst to begin a debate around the solutions we urgently need.


Four Horsemen Trailer

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Festivals and Awards

  • IDF Amsterdam 2011

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Screening in Wellington

Mon 21 May
Time Venue/Notes Book Tickets
8:45pm Angelika at Reading Cinemas CourtenayBook 
Sun 27 May
Time Venue/Notes Book Tickets
4:45pm Angelika at Reading Cinemas CourtenayBook 
Thu 31 May
Time Venue/Notes Book Tickets
8:45pm Angelika at Reading Cinemas CourtenayBook 

Other Cities

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