This documentary is about economics- but not only. Its tales will be told through myths, legends, unknown and bizarre anecdotes.
How over centuries, human destiny and genius have contributed to the failure or economic success of individuals and entire nations.
Alessandro Giraudo, an economist and historian, will take us through this journey revealing many things we take for granted, like the use of salt, dying materials, geographical charting or climatic change, a time which affects the world’s economic balance.
1) THE SALT 2) HOW TO FEED 1 MILLION INHABITANTS 3) WORLD CLIMATE CHANGE 4) THE SILK ROAD 5) THE END OF 'PAX MONGOLICA' 6) THE VENICE ARSENAL
7) THURN UND TAXIS 8) MERCENARIES 9) PIRATES, PRIVATEERS AND BUCCANEERS 10) EXPULSIONS OF MORISCOS, JEWS, HUGUENOTS AND THEIR ECONOMIC IMPACT 11) COLOR WARS 12) HENRY FORD AND THE CHICAGO SLAUGHTERHOUSES
13) WWI 14) THE VIETNAM WAR BOOSTS THE CONTAINER INDUSTRY
Alessandro Giraudo, historian and economist, has worked in Turin, Milan, New York, Amsterdam, Zurich, Geneve and most recently Paris, where he is currently Chief Economist of the international group Tradition Viel.
In this documentary Giraudo presents a fascinating compilation of short chapters on economics myths and legends, on migrations of people, merchants, soldiers, on strategic economic mistakes, on curiosities and bizare occurrences and much more besides.
Directed by Claudio Costa
Written and narrated by Alessandro Giraudo
Running time : 67' Color/Stereo DVD PAL
Language : English / No subtitles