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Directed by Jed Rothstein

United States 2018 84 mins. In English

Executive produced by Alex Gibney and Mark Cuban, Rothstein’s investigative film explores the need for transparency in an increasingly deregulated financial world, and the work of those working to uncover the next massive financial disaster—which largely remains under the radar. Over the past decade numerous American businesses have become shell company proxies for Chinese firms. These reverse mergers have promised big returns and a rush to invest in China, but the Chinese companies are often empty shells themselves. Illuminating interviews with whistleblowers, bankers, and investors suggest another devastating bubble is about to burst and another financial meltdown at risk.

Filmography: Before the Spring: After the Fall (2013)



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