In October 2008 a humbled Alan Greenspan admitted to the US Congress that he had been mistaken to put so much faith in the self-correcting power of free markets.
Taking for its title Greenspan's description that he had found a flaw in his model of how the world worked, The Flaw attempts to explain the underlying causes of the financial crisis in more depth than any documentary to date. Made by international award-winning documentary maker David Sington, The Flaw tells the story of the credit bubble that caused the financial crash.
The Flaw reminds us that without addressing the root causes of the crisis the system may collapse again and next time it may not be possible for governments to rescue it.
The Flaw premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011.