Backlight: Money & Speed- Inside The Black Box

On the 6th of May 2010, the American stock markets plunged by almost 10% in only 20 minutes. More...

Documentary - Science & Technology, Human Interest & Society

50'

On the 6th of May 2010, the American stock markets plunged by almost 10% in only 20 minutes.

By reconstructing this mysterious “flash crash”, Money and Speed uncovers a world of computer driven financial markets in which profit or loss are determined at the speed of light. Mind-blowing visualizations of financial data show what goes on in the black boxes of the world of finance. What are the consequences of putting computers in charge of our financial system?

Documentary
Marije Meerman
2011
VPRO
50'
VPRO
 
 
 

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