In January, 2008, lawyers for the City of Cleveland filed a lawsuit against 21 banks, which they held responsible for the wave of foreclosures that left their city in ruins. Since then, the bankers on Wall Street have been fighting with all available means to avoid going to court. Cleveland v. Wall Street is the story of a trial that may never be held, but in which the facts, the participants and their testimonies are all real. One witness after another, the film takes apart the mechanisms of subprime mortgage loans, a system that sent the world economy reeling. (Jean-Stephane Bron, France, 2010, 98 min)
Presented in collaboration with Méthode Room curators-in-residence Aliocha Imhoff & Kantuta Quiros (le peuple qui manque), who will introduce the film and lead discussion afterwards.