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  • 2009-02-18T00:00:00Z on CBC (CA)
  • 60 mins
  • 4 hours, 0 mins
  • Canada
  • English
  • Documentary

Doc Zone has traveled the world - from Wall Street to Dubai to China - to investigate The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse. Meltdown is the story of the bankers who crashed the world, the leaders who struggled to save it and the ordinary families who got crushed.

4 episodes

1x01 The Men Who Crashed the World

  • Series Premiere

    2009-02-18T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Greed and recklessness by the titans of Wall Street triggers the largest financial crash since the Great Depression. It's left to US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, himself a former Wall Street banker, to try and avert further disaster.

1x02 A Global Tsunami

  • 2009-02-18T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

The meltdown's devastation ripples around the world from California to Iceland and China. Facing economic ruin, desperate world leaders are at each other's throats.

1x03 Paying the Price

  • 2009-02-18T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

The victims of the meltdown fight back. In Iceland, protestors force a government to fall. In Canada, ripped off autoworkers occupy their plant. And in France, furious union members kidnap their bosses.

1x04 After the Fall

  • 2009-02-18T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Investigators begin to sift through the meltdown's rubble. Shaken world leaders question the very foundations of modern capitalism while asking: could it all happen again?