Cinema, Finance & Society Online Seminar

The Afterlives of Finance Film in the Digital Public Sphere
by Constantin Parvulescu


16:40 CET, 28 April 2022
Phinance Online Seminars are organized by Phinance, the Philosophy & Finance Network
Open to the public. Zoom link


16:40 Constantin Parvulescu (Babeş-Bolyai University)
17:30 Discussant: Alasdair King (Queen Mary University of London)
17:45 Debate
Chair: Emiliano Ippoliti (Sapienza University of Rome)

Once upon a time Wall Street became a favorite subject for Hollywood. After the 2007-2008 crisis,
both fiction and documentary films in the US and Europe explored finance with high interest. They earned
Oscars, festival awards, and critical acclaim. Their content impacted the public sphere and created a valuable
archive for understanding global finance.
However, as time went by and the crisis fell into oblivion, the archive ceased to expand, and its
exploitation changed priorities. Present day use of the archive sheds a different light on finance than in the
times of the Great Recession. What has changed? Why and at whose expense? Who are the protagonists of
this change? What are their tools and interests?”
Constantin Parvulescu, editor of the book Global Finance on Screen

Constantin Parvulescu will help us find some answers to these questions in this Phinance online
seminar with contributions from Alasdair King. Their interventions will be followed by an open debate.

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