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Recessionize! For Fun and Profit!

Jamie Kastner
Screening time  
28.02. / Tuesday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 3  
B black-comic look at the worldwide recession and how people worldwide are dealing with it.

Jamie Kastner ('A Kike Like Me') sets off on a black-comic road trip through California, Europe and Dubai meeting those who manage to turn the world economic crisis into opportunity. The quirky cast, at times funny and absurd and at times heartrending; range from kids at 'Camp Millionaire', to Berlin prostitutes offering eco-discounts, to the owners of a French hotel promising a 'hamster-like' experience. The present-day journey is interwoven with the ironic tales of various financial solutions people resorted to during the 1930's Great Depression. A bittersweet tale, the film touches on the universal ironies of modern market-guided existence.

Jamie Kastner

Jamie Kastner is a Toronto-based filmmaker and writer whose work has received international acclaim. He recently completed the black-comic doc 'Recessionize! For Fun and Profit' and is currently in the final stages of post-production on 'The (Secret) Disco Revolution' a feature doc about disco. He did other two very well received documentaries: 'Kike Like Me' (2007) and 'Djangomania!' (2005). Kastner has worked as print journalist for The Guardian, Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, NOW, eye and Saturday Night magazines. He has also written and directed theatre.

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2011, 56', color, video

Directed by:
Jamie Kastner

Screenplay by:
Jamie Kastner

Derek Rogers

Edited by:
Greg West

David Wall

Jamie Kastner

Produced by:
Cave 7 Productions