This screening was followed by a director Skype Q&A hosted by Mandy Chang, current Commissioning Editor of Storyville.
Enron examines one of the greatest corporate disasters in history, in which top executives from one of the largest companies in America walked away with over a billion dollars, leaving investors and employees with nothing.
This fascinating and revealing doc features insider accounts and startling corporate audio and video tapes that reveal colossal personal excesses of the Enron hierarchy and the utter moral vacuum that posed as corporate philosophy.
“Structured finance, as Enron called it, is still with us. Crooks still see their opportunities and take them. The real message of the film is that all business, as Adam Smith told us, implies the likelihood of conspiracy; there is nothing magic or even special, about markets.” Say What Happened by Nick Fraser (Faber & Faber)
Part of Say What Happened – Nick Fraser selects, a series of films curated by former Storyville editor and BAFTA award winner to coincide with the launch of his new book.