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Aftermath of a crisis (vpro backlight documentary)

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Uploaded on Oct 5, 2011

Shortly after the beginning of the financial crisis of 2008 sociologist Manuel Castells gathered a small group of international top intellectuals to ponder the crisis. While the crisis expanded, Castells named his group 'The Aftermath Network', a reference to the new world which according to him will emerge from the ashes of the crisis. Members of the Aftermath Network think there is not only a financial and economic crisis, but also a social and cultural crisis that brings a fundamental change in the European and American societies. The role of the media, political parties and the new geopolitical relationships can not be ignored.

How is it that, three years after the fall of Lehman Brothers and the subsequent rescue of banks with public money, the public sector is suffering from extreme austerity while the banking sector continues to make big profits? What has one to do with the other? What exactly is going on? Who are the perpetrators and the victims? What are the cultural, social and political consequences? And is there next to an economic analysis of ups and downs as usual maybe a different story about this crisis?

The thinkers of Aftermath come together every summer in Lisbon. Meanwhile, the crisis is changing radically. Manuel Castells (sociologist, Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona and University of Southern California, Los Angeles), Terhi Rantanen (communication scientist, LSE, London), Michel Wieviorka (Sociologist, EHESS, Paris), Sarah Banet -Weiser (cultural scientist, University of Southern California, Los Angeles), Rosalind Williams (historian, MIT, Boston) and John Thompson (sociologist, University of Cambridge) analyze the crisis in all its forms and offer new, surprising perspectives.
Director: Bregtje van der Haak

VPRO Backlight August 2011

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