Finding the Money

Tuesday, April 16, 2024


The screening will be followed by an on-stage conversation with filmmaker Maren Poitras and film participant Stephanie Kelton

What exactly is money? Easy question – except it is not. Filmmaker Maren Poitras tackles the fascinating history of money and the linked concepts of taxation and debt by following an underdog group of economists including Stony Brook professor Stephanie Kelton. With a radical shift in thinking around a concept dubbed Modern Money Theory, Kelton provocatively asserts new hope for democracies around the world to tackle the biggest challenges of the 21st century.

Screening as part of DOC NYC Selects Spring 2024

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  • Country USA
  • Running Time 95 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor DOC NYC Selects
  • Director Maren Poitras
  • Cast Stephanie Kelton, Randall Wray, Warren Mosler, Pavlina Tcherneva, Lua Yuille
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil, Closed Captioning

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