Having played a key role in globalization throughout the 90s, Stiglitz is now a vocal critic of the “free-market fundamentalism” of the International Monetary Fund and his former employer, the World Bank.
He offers an alternative path to globalization.
This film paints a picture of Stiglitz's thinking via two journeys.
His own personal journey began in Gary, Indiana. We return to his hometown to understand what shaped his thinking.
And we embark on a global tour, from developing countries like Ecuador and Botswana to newly industrialized powers like India and China.
Along journeys, Joseph Stiglitz, now a vocal critic of the “free-market fundamentalism”
presents globalization as a process that can ultimately be managed to benefit all, without worsening existing inequalities.
Along the way, we discover real-life, human situations – the faces of globalization – and propose solutions for a globalisation that is inherently fair and competitive.
Another world is possible...
Director : Jacques Sarasin
Production : ARTE France, Les Productions Faire Bleu, Swan Productions
Year : 2008
Country : France