Cinema, Finance & Society
The Afterlives of Finance Film in the Digital Public Sphere by Constantin Parvulescu

Constantin Parvulescu

“Once upon a time Wall Street became a favorite subject for Hollywood. After the 2007-2008 crisis, both fiction and documentary films in the US and Europe explored finance with high interest. They earned Oscars, festival awards, and critical acclaim. Their content impacted the public sphere and created a valuable archive for understanding global finance.
However, as time went by and the crisis fell into oblivion, the archive ceased to expand, and its exploitation changed priorities. Present day use of the archive sheds a different light on finance than in the times of the Great Recession. What has changed? Why and at whose expense? Who are the protagonists of this change? What are their tools and interests?”
Constantin Parvulescu, editor of the book Global Finance on Screen

Constantin Parvulescu will help us find some answers to these questions in this Phinance online seminar with contributions from Alasdair King. Their interventions will be followed by an open debate.

16:40 CET, 28 April 2022



Constantin Parvulescu
Babeş-Bolyai University


Alasdair King
Queen Mary University of London


Chair Emiliano Ippoliti, Sapienza University of Rome

Phinance Online Seminars are organized by Phinance, a Philosophy & Finance Network

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