#HOTDOCS: “BANK JOB”
By Justin Waldman
The duo of Daniel Edeistyn and Hilary Powell challenge all preconceived notions we have of money, debt, crypto, currency, and politics to an extent in their though provoking and inspiring documentary Bank Job. They are essentially Robin Hood, in creating their own currency that they distribute to their community, and buy their debt, something that we didn’t think was possible, to free the people in essence. If you were to ask someone how money were to be created, outside of the literal process, it would be a long tired answer, however, with their new currency and buying the debt, it gives hope of a world where were not constantly living in fear and debt.
Bank Job is filmed in a very unconventional Documentary style, almost feeling like a work of fiction but it works. It brings to live the Robin Hood aspects of their mission while also still feeling like a Documentary when they’re talking to the community and not being ‘interrogated’. Bank Job is incredibly-informative, fun, and thought provoking, sit back and enjoy the ride.