Release Date: August 22, 2008 (limited)
On DVD/VOD: June 16, 2009
1h 27m | Documentary
Throughout history, the American government has found it nearly impossible to spend only what has been raised through taxes. Wielding candid interviews with both average American taxpayers and government officials, Sundance veteran Patrick Creadon helps demystify the nation's financial practices and policies. The film follows former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker as he crisscrosses the country explaining America's unsustainable fiscal policies to its citizens.
Creadon interweaves archival footage and economic data to paint a vivid and alarming profile of America's current economic situation. The film moves beyond doomsday rhetoric to proffer potential financial scenarios and propose solutions about how Americans can recreate a fiscally sound nation for future generations.
Creadon uses candid interviews and his featured subjects include Warren Buffett, Alan Greenspan, Paul O'Neill, Robert Rubin, and Paul Volcker, along with the Peter G. Peterson Foundation's own David Walker and Bob Bixby of the Concord Coalition, a Foundation grantee.
Pointedly topical and consummately nonpartisan, this documentary drives home the message that the only time for America's financial future is now.
|Producer(s):||Christine O'Malley, Sarah Gibson|
|Writer(s):||Patrick Creadon, Christine O'Malley, Addison Wiggin|