A one hour long 2013 documentary which explores the power and politics of gold, a precious metal that the human race has been fascinated with for time eternal. Gold is valued for its beauty and its scarcity, and people have lied, cheated, stolen, and even killed to obtain it. The Nazi’s went after the gold reserves of Europe to fund the rise of the Third Reich and allied countries stored their gold offshore to keep it safe.
It is estimated that worldwide there are 3 million shipwrecks which contain hoards of precious metal, with many of them sunk in the second world war as countries sought to keep their gold safe from enemies – British gold made it safely to vaults in Canada and the United States of America. In fact there is a company listed on the NASDAQ which spends huge amounts of money searching for gold lost at sea.
The documentary also looks at the modern state of gold, it is said that if all gold in the world was melted down there would not be enough to fill an Olympic swimming pool and some even believe that the gold reserves held at the Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the Federal Reserve and Fort Knox is gone and that for every 100 ounces of gold traded there exists only one ounce of real physical gold.