From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late '80s. Excess success and affluence in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title The Wolf of Wall Street.
Out of prison but still disgraced by his peers, Gordon Gekko works for his future son-in-law, an idealistic stock broker, when he sees an opportunity to take down a Wall Street enemy and rebuild his empire.
A candid biography of the late innovator Steve Jobs which unravels the mystery of the Apple legend and explains the endurance of his values within the technology industry.
On the 20-year anniversary of his ground-breaking masterpiece Roger and Me, filmmaker Michael Moore returns with Capitalism: A Love Story, exploring further the issue he's been examining throughout his career: the disastrous impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans (and by default, the rest of the world).
In this classic masterpiece directed by Oliver Stone, Michael Douglas received the Academy Award for his powerful performance as Gordon Gekko a financial wizard who lures an ambitious young stockbroker into the illegal, lucrative world of corporate espionage in this gripping morality tale about the American dream gone wrong.
The true story of four outsiders who saw what the big banks, media and government refused to: the global collapse of the economy. A bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of banking.
An absorbing life story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century. This program offers an incisive look at the birth of the American auto industry with its long history of struggles between labour and management, and a thought-provoking reminder of how Ford's automobile forever changed the way we work, where we live, and our ideas about individuality, freedom, and possibility.
SBS access all areas with a string of premiere documentaries exploring the lives of the world's biggest music legends, including Bruce Springsteen, John Lennon, George Harrison and David Geffen. The line up of legendary musicians begins with a man who has helped to shape American popular culture over the last four decades; agent, manager and producer David Geffen.
Now in its 21st year, the Ethnic Business Awards continues the tradition of recognising the determination and competitive spirit of Australia's migrant community. These awards were designed to recognise and reward the valuable and innovative contributions migrants have made to Australian business and the economy.
For two centuries, American whale oil lit the world - illuminating and powering the start of the industrial revolution, and laying the groundwork for a truly global economy. From its stunning rise as an economic force in the 18th century, to its precipitous decline in the decades following the Civil War, the whaling industry mapped millions of miles of uncharted ocean, opened new seaways and markets, employed the world's most multicultural workforce, and shrunk the globe by bringing once remote reaches of the earth into contact as never before - all the while capturing the American imagination.
The true story of a salesman from Illinois who saw the franchise potential of a small burger restaurant and manoeuvred himself into a position to create an empire.
This searing examination of the Enron accounting scandal reveals the psychology of greed and corporate corruption that facilitated the company's rise to power and also its fall. When Enron went bankrupt in 2001, the principals walked away millionaires - but later faced legal proceedings and jail sentences. Meanwhile, many employees and investors were left with nothing, not even their 401K retirement savings.
As the 2008 financial crisis loomed, frantic efforts to save the US from economic collapse happened in secret. VICE News explores the untold stories of powerful people leading the way.
A satirical comedy about the world of big business and corporate greed. An ambitious but naive young man rapidly moves up the corporate ladder from the mailroom to the executive suite, unaware that he is part of the board of directors' nefarious scheme.
The story of Mark Karpeles who, in 2015, was imprisoned for falsifying computer data and the embezzlement of 850,000 bitcoins the year prior.
This Oscar-winning documentary from Charles Ferguson (No End In Sight), is first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, Ferguson traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia.
It is happening all across America - rural landowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from an energy company wanting to lease their property. Reason? The company hopes to tap into a reservoir dubbed the 'Saudi Arabia of natural gas'. Halliburton developed a way to get the gas out of the ground by a hydraulic drilling process called 'fracking', but is fracking safe? Josh Fox set out on a journey across America's heartland to find out. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Movie Festival.
Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, Margin Call is a thriller entangling the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis.
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From Bathurst to Jabiluka, or gold to uranium, mining has reshaped Australia's landscape, economy and society. Explore the boom times and busts of life when miners move in or move on.