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Profit & Nothing But!, or, Impolite Thoughts on the Class Struggle

JBA production, ARTE France, R.T.B.F. Bruxelles present ; a film by Raoul Peck
Format
Video; Online Video; Online
Summary
Who said that the economy serves mankind? What is this world where one third of the population, in the rich countries, or more precisely the wealthiest two percent in these countries, control everything? A world where the economy is law, where this law of the strongest is imposed on the rest of humanity? Why do we accept this cynical and immoral state of being? What happened to Solidarity? And to the militants? These are the questions Profit and Nothing But! asks. Capitalism has succeeded in convincing us that it is the only truth, the only morality we need. It has even convinced its opponents that their failure lies within the normal scheme of things. Raoul Peck contrasts this heavily documented illumination of the capitalist system with the devastating reality in his native land, Haiti--'a country that doesn't exist, where intellectual discussion has become a luxury.' Its GNP for the next thirty years is roughly equivalent to Bill Gates (current) fortune. The film's stark images of the lives of the damned on earth provide a striking backdrop for talk of 'triumphant capitalism.'
Director
Raoul Peck
Performers
Narrator, Raoul Peck ; with the participation of René Passet, Serge Latouche, Bernard Maris, Gérald Mathurin, Immanuel Wallerstein.
Release Date
2001
Run Time
57 min.
Language
Narration in English; interviews in French and Haitian Creole with English subtitles
Notes
  • Title from title frame viewed March 2, 2017.
  • Title from title frames.
  • Originally produced by: JBA Production, Arte France, Entre Chien et Loup, RTBF France, ©2001.
  • Description based on online resource.
Variant Title
Profit and nothing but
Impolite thoughts on the class struggle
French title: Profit & rien d'autre!, ou, Réflexions abusives sur la lutte des classes
Réflexions abusives sur la lutte des classes
Credits
Camera, Jean-Pierre Grasset, Kirsten Johnson, Jacques Besse ; editing, Fabrice Salinie & Raoul Peck.
Published
[Place of distribution not identified] : Docuseek2, [2017]
Access Restriction
Access restricted to UVA community only.
Description
1 online resource (1 video file (57 min.)) : sound, color
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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