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Secret City

Directed by: Michael Chanan
Runtime: 1hr 12min Year: 2012
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Directed by: Michael Chanan
Runtime: 1hr 12min Year: 2012
Country: United Kingdom
Last Screened: Tue 16th Apr 2013

Michael Chanan and Lee Salter's revelatory documentary investigates the power wielded by the Corporation of London over British economic policy.

Within the metropolis of London that we know, there is a near-impenetrable Secret City. It is a Corporation older than Parliament itself, wielding extraordinary power over British economic policy and global finance, but to most of us, its inner workings are a mystery.

Secret City is the film that investigates the cloaked institution, uncovering the City of London, the Corporation that runs it and its role in the financial crisis.

Michael Chanan and Lee Salter’s revelatory documentary exposes the Corporation’s anti-democratic constitution and the ancient laws which allow it to function like a state within a state, protecting and promoting the interests of financial capital up to and including the crisis today.