The Day The Dollar Falls

Created on Friday, 27 March 2009 20:10

In this 2005 documentary VPRO Backlight (a Dutch television program) and a Dutch national newspaper, present a what-if scenario for the day the dollar collapses. Fiction meets facts in this 24-hour scenario. At 9AM a Singapore trader is ordered to sell a large amount of dollars which starts the downfall of the currency and this film shows the results for the world economy every following hour.

It ends in Amsterdam, where the only form of payment accepted by a taxi driver is cigarettes…

It's highly likely that history will catch up with this documentary, albeit in slow-motion.

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