Bank Job, dir. Daniel Edelstyn, United Kingdom 2021, 87 min., English, PG
In 2018 and 2019, filmmaker Dan Edelstyn and artist Hilary Powell set up their own bank in Walthamstow: the Hoe Street Central Bank, or HSCB. Selling their own banknotes as art, they used half the proceeds to fund local projects – and the rest of it to try to buy, take on and ultimately eliminate a million pounds’ worth of high-interest debt, helping to imagine a future in which money works for everyone.
The second feature from Edelstyn and Powell is an insightful and humorous investigation into the dark world of debt. Bank Job explores how money and debt are created, how the system of money creation might be altered in our favour – and how two people with few resources but plenty of imagination can quickly find a way to make a difference.
This screening is followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Daniel Edelstyn and Hilary Powell.
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Fri, 30 Jul 2021
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