The history and impact of the new global economy are made clear – and compelling – in ‘Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy’. This three-part, six-hour documentary does an astonishingly thorough job of dissecting and explaining macroeconomics and their current political and social importance without ever causing a loss of consciousness for the viewer.
Part One, ‘The Battle of Ideas’, chronicles the history of economic thought from the start of the 20th century and its socialist reforms right through the deregulation of the 1980s. Part Two, ‘The Agony of Reform’, explores the upheavals that such deregulation caused, focusing primarily on economic growth and gains and touching briefly on the wrenching consequences for the poor. Part Three, ‘The New Rules of the Game’, explores the consequences of globalization, including terrorism and the contagion of market collapse.
- Winner 2002 Gold World Award, New York Festivals for TV & Film for ‘Best series on National and International Affairs’
- Nomination Finalist Emmy Awards for ‘Best Direction’
- Nominations x 3 (all episodes) Emmy Awards for ‘Outstanding Documentary on a Business Topic’
|Series Producer||William Cran|
|Series Directors||William Cran, Greg Barker|
|Film Editor, Episode 1||Allen Charlton|
|Cinematography||Colin Clarke, Paul Lang|