The Panama Papers

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The Panama Papers

Q&A filmmaker Alex Winter with JBFC Senior Programmer Andrew Jupin

The Panama Papers charts the story of the massive data leak that exposed the largest global corruption scandal in history. Journalists around the globe worked at great personal risk to reveal the corrupt power brokers, the uber rich, elected officials, dictators, cartel bosses, athletes, and celebrities using the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca to hide their money. The reports detailed tax evasion, fraud, cronyism, bribery, election meddling, and even murder. But breaking the story was only the beginning, with many of the accused using every tactic imaginable to silence those who exposed them.


Q&A filmmaker Alex Winter moderated by JBFC Senior Programmer Andrew Jupin
Q&A filmmaker Alex Winter moderated by JBFC Senior Programmer Andrew Jupin
Monday, Nov. 26 2018, 7:00
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Alex Winter came to prominence in movies such as Warner Bros’ hit The Lost Boys and the wildly popular Bill and Ted franchise. Winter’s VH1 Rock Doc Downloaded premiered at SXSW in 2013 and earned worldwide critical acclaim at theatrical and festival screenings. Winter’s multiple award-winning documentary Deep Web had its world premiere at SXSW and a broadcast premiere in the U.S. on the EPIX network alongside a global festival tour. Recently completed are two short documentary films for Laura Poitras’s Field of Vision; Relatively Free and Trump’s Lobby. Winter has now completed two new documentary features; Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain for SingularDTV and Futurism Studios; and The Panama Papers for the EPIX Network, executive produced by Laura Poitras. His next project is Zappa; the first all-access documentary on the life and times of Frank Zappa. The Kickstarter campaign for this project was the highest funded documentary in crowdfunding history.

This film is part of the Global Watch 2018: Crisis & Social Action series.

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