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Review: The Price We Pay

March 13, 2015

By John Corrado

★★½ (out of 4)

The Price We Pay PosterAfter making waves with his work on The Corporation, director Harold Crooks turns his attention to the subject of technically legal offshore tax havens in The Price We Pay.

After premiering at TIFF, and being chosen as one of Canada’s Top Ten of 2014, the documentary is opening at the Bell Lightbox this weekend.  Tickets and showtimes are right here.

Through interviews with economists and different experts, the film provides a thorough look at how rich companies and multimillionaires are keeping billions of dollars from the world’s economy, by stashing the money overseas and outside of government reach.

The largely talking heads approach isn’t overly cinematic, and the main audience for this sometimes dry film might seem limited to those already interested in economics.  But The Price We Pay is still an informative and well put together documentary on an important subject, that is densely packed with thought provoking research and ideas.

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