Documentary Feature | 96 minutes

HIFF 2018

 World Cinema Documentary

Directed by
Alex Winter

Produced by
Alex Winter, Glen Zipper, Robert Friedman

Elijah Wood, Bastian Obermayer, Frederik Obermaier, Luke Harding, Juliette Garside, Paul Johnson, Kevin Hall, Marina Walker, Gerard Ryle, Rita Vasquez

2018 | English/Spanish/Icelandic/Maltese/Russian | USA

Leaked by an anonymous source to journalists in 2015, The Panama Papers were an explosive collection of 11.5 million documents, exposing the use of secretive offshore companies to enable widespread tax evasion and money laundering. Largely viewed as the largest data leak in history, the release of the Papers had wide-reaching implications, incriminating 12 current or former world leaders, 128 politicians or public officials, and various celebrities and public figures (among others). In his expansive documentary, director Alex Winter speaks to the journalists who worked to ensure the release, and examines how it reshaped our understanding of corruption amidst the highest forms of government, along with the ongoing effects on global inequality.

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