Oncle Bernard – a Counter-Lesson in Economics

Not available for screening anymore

Oncle Bernard – a Counter-Lesson in Economics (Oncle Bernard – l’anti-leçon d’économie)

Directed by Richard Brouillette

  • Canada 2015; 79 min
  • Original version: French
  • Genre: Documentary

  • IFF Rotterdam

Synopsis

Economist Bernard Maris, a.k.a. "Oncle Bernard", was killed during the Charlie Hebdo shooting, on January 7, 2015. This fascinating interview with him was filmed in March 2000 as part of the documentary ENCIRCLEMENT - NEOLIBERALISM  ENSNARES DEMOCRACY. Frank and unvarnished, this is a true "counter lesson in economics" in which the director gives centre stage to Maris' vibrant, incisive, and mischievous words of dissent. Maris strikes at leisure, unleashing hard-hitting truths that challenge the dogmas that are incessantly rehashed by the vibrant choir enslaved to the "science" of Economics. With his wit, eloquence, and erudition, and his prodigious capacity to distill complex issues and make the most arduous subject matters exciting, "Oncle Bernard" unveils his courageously original ideas over the course of the interview – ideas that are all the more precious in this era of intellectual resignation and economic austerity.

Production

  • LES FILMS DU PASSEUR

    Richard Brouillette