Capitalism is an ambitious and accessible documentary series that looks at the history of the ideas and social forces that have shaped our capitalist world. Blending interviews with some of the world’s great historians, economists, anthropologists and social critics with on-the-ground footage shot in 22 countries, Capitalism questions the myth of the unfettered free market, explores the nature of debt and commodities and retraces some of the great economic debates of the last 200 years.
The series consists of:
Episode 1: Adam Smith: The Birth of the Free Market
Episode 2: The Wealth of Nations: A New Gospel?
Episode 3: Ricardo and Malthus: Did You Say Freedom?
Episode 4: What if Marx Was Right?
Episode 5: Keynes vs Hayek: A Fake Debate?
Episode 6: Karl Polanyi, the Human Factor
Llan Ziv has made over 25 films for major broadcasters including PBS and the BBC. His other critically-acclaimed films have included On the Edge of Peace (1995); Tango of Slaves (1994); and Human Weapon (2002) hailed by The New York Times as “gripping and important.” Accolades include the Prix Europa (Europe’s highest television award), Silver Nymph and International Jury Award in Monte Carlo, and Cine Eagle in the United States.