Meltdown is a four-part investigation into the events that led to the devastating global financial collapse of 2008. It takes an unflinching look at those responsible for crashing the economy, and asks the hard questions that have only now been asked.
The first episode introduces us to four men who orchestrated this disaster. We hear from a billionaire mortgage seller whose deceit damaged millions of people, a high-rolling banker with a fatal weakness, Wall Street predators bent on profiteering and an anonymous power broker behind the scenes.
The second episode delves deeper into how this financial tsunami swept through the world. We see how renegade executives nearly destroyed the entire system, and how world leaders were arguing behind closed doors while Iceland was left vulnerable by its old ally.
In the third episode we learn about some of those affected by the crash and how they fought back against it all. In Iceland a protesting singer toppled the government while in France a union leader kidnapped his bosses and in America thousands were left homeless.
And finally, in the fourth instalment we explore what happened after everything fell apart and who faced prosecution for their involvement.
Meltdown is essential viewing for anyone wanting to understand what caused this global crisis and why it’s still having repercussions today. Through interviews with key figures as well as victims of this tragedy, Meltdown sheds light on both individual greed as well as institutional failure that lead us here – all while encouraging viewers to draw their own conclusions on what went wrong and who should be held accountable. Don’t miss your chance to find out why capitalism spiralled out of control – watch Meltdown today!