Inside Job is a feature length 2010 documentary directed by Charles Ferguson about the financial crisis which occured in the late-2000’s. Ferguson had begun researching Wall Street in 2008 and says that the film is about the “systemic corruption of the United States by the financial services industry”. The film explores how changes in government policy and subsequently in banking practices created the financial crisis.
The film is split into five distinct parts: 1). How We Got Here, 2). The Bubble, 3). The Crisis, 4). Accountability, 5). Where We Are Now, it was screened at the Cannes Film Festival and later won the 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary. Ferguson has since attempted to make a documentary about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange but failed after Assange demanded a $1 million fee to appear on camera.