Director: Charles Ferguson

The phrase “inside job” gets thrown around so much that it's lost its significance. Well, producer/director Charles Ferguson fixes that. Through interviewing financial insiders as well as journalists and politicians, he gets inside the American financial crisis that began in 2008. It shows middle America and others who have become jobless and, in some cases, homeless. Meanwhile big business gets bailed out and continues to hand out millions in bonuses.

Ferguson illuminates the gross connective tissue that joins the banks to the government. Past bank CEOs ascend to government officials and cater to the hands that once fed them. And will continue to.