Director: Michael Oswald
Review by Caspar Walsh
The 97% of the title refers to the percentage of our currency owned by the major banks and the mind-blowing fact that they effectively have a licence to create money out of thin air and lend it to us at interest.
This a comprehensive look into the way many global banks operate and how money is created, spent and invested. It explains the financial crisis, its origins and its perpetrators in clear and simple terms, along with offering us a remarkably straightforward alternative that is easy to grasp.
97% Owned is an important film with eye-opening, well laid out information at its heart, supplied by credible sources – individuals who want to help us unravel the privatised, debt-based monetary system and the sinister banking practices that are so toxic in today’s world.
With cinematic production values, the film opens like a gripping thriller and unfolds an exhausting and tense narrative thread throughout, complete with an often irritating ‘feel the fear!’ musical score. If you stick with it, which I recommend you do, you will have enough information to decide what you can do to step out of the current financial system, take the power away from the banks and put it back where it belongs: in the collective, democratic pockets of the people.
Free to watch online: positivemoney.org.uk/97percent-owned-documentary