Der große Ausverkauf (The Big Sellout)

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Opitz, Florian. Der große Ausverkauf (The Big Sellout) Cologne: Arne Ludwig, Felix Blum, Dicofilm GmbH, in co-production with arte, WDR, and BR, 2006. 95 min.

The Big Sellout depicts the abstract phenomenon of privatization through stories about very concrete human destinies around the globe. The documentary tells tragic, tragicomic but also encouraging stories of the everyday life of people, who  have to deal with the daily effects of privatisation politics, dictated by anonymous international financial institutions in Washington D.C. and Geneva, such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and the World Trade Organisation (WTO). (Source: Official Film Website)  

© 2007 Majestic Filmverleih. Film poster and press kit used with permission.

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