Thursday, November 13, 2008

Crisis in the Credit System
Crisis in the Credit System is a four-part drama dealing with the credit crisis, written and directed by artist Melanie Gilligan.
A major investment bank runs a brainstorming and role-playing session for its employees, asking them to come up with strategies for coping with today's dangerous financial climate. While diligently pursuing this task, five individuals inadvertently role-play their way into bizarre make-believe scenarios forming disturbing conclusions about the deeper significance of the credit crisis and its effects beyond the world of finance.
Using fiction to communicate what is left out of documentary accounts of the crisis, the short, TV-style episodes reflect the strangeness of life today in which the financial abstractions which govern our lives appear to be collapsing.

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