From that morning cup of coffee to the monthly mortgage, the economy plays a role in every part of our lives. Yet many Americans don’t understand the basic drivers of our economic system.
Vulcan Productions and Morgan Spurlock’s Cinelan team joined forces to change just that.
They took their lead from a panel of top economic experts—academics, analysts, journalists, and historians—identifying 20 key topics about the US economy that every American should understand. With an acclaimed director at the helm of each unique film, We the Economy lays bare financial fundamentals with themes like, “What is Money?” “What is the Role of our Government in the Economy?” “What Causes Inequality?” and others.
Described through animation, comedy, non-fiction and scripted films, this fun, informative and widely available short-film series demystifies a complicated topic, while empowering audiences to make more informed decisions in their daily lives, and to plan for their economic future.
“We kind of tune out because we feel like it is so large and consuming and overwhelming and that we don’t understand it enough, but we don’t want to admit that because we don’t want to seem like idiots.”
Morgan Spurlock - Director
"Filmmakers are in a unique position to get young people to care about money." Ted Gonder
Ted Gonder, co-founder and CEO of Moneythink
"Understanding economics ... in general just helps us not suck at life."
Jodi Beggs - Economist - Northeastern University
“The biggest goal for me from day one was that the moment that these were released, no matter where you consume media, you couldn't help but be confronted by the films."
Morgan Spurlock - Director
Ramin Bahrani Director
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Bob Balaban Director
Bob Balaban created, produced and starred in the Academy Award-winning movie Gosford Park ...Read More
Joe Berlinger Director
Joe Berlinger is an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and has been a leading voice in nonfiction film ...Read More
Jon M. Chu Director
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Marshall Curry Director
Marshall Curry is a two-time Academy Award nominated documentary ...Read More
Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady Directors
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Adrian Grenier Director
Adrian Grenier recently wrapped production on the Warner Bros. feature film ...Read More
Catherine Hardwicke Director
Catherine Hardwicke is best known as the director of “Twilight,” which launched ...Read More
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