Netflix to tackle Rotten food, Trump and Dirty Money
James R | On 15, Dec 2017
Netflix will be taking on corporate greed, Donald Trump and the food industry in two new original documentary series this January.
From the team behind Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and The Mind of a Chef, Rotten gives food the true crime treatment, diving deep into the food production underworld to expose the corruption, waste and real dangers behind your everyday eating habits. In a world where huge global supply-chains are increasingly intertwined and consolidated, this series starts on your dinner plate… and follows the money to the shocking consequences—intended or not—of regulation, innovation and greed.
Produced by the Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning team at Zero Point Zero Productions, episodes include a look at the new global honey business. the science and accountability of restaurants when it comes to peanut allergies, chicken-growing, the rise of “raw” unpasteurized milk, and how the overfishing of cod set the stage for massive criminal exploitation.
Dirty Money is an investigative series from Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney, which provides an up-close and personal view into untold stories of scandal and corruption in the world of business. Using first-hand accounts from perpetrators and their victims, combined with rarely-seen video footage, the series keeps viewers on the edge of their seats.
Produced by Jigsaw Productions, each episode is helmed by an acclaimed documentary director, including:
HARD NOx (Directed by Alex Gibney) – Gibney reveals new details about VW’s corporate deceit, and exposes the unholy alliance between governments and automakers that allowed the automaker to put tens of thousands of lives at risk – all for the sake of a $500 part.
THE CONFIDENCE MAN (Directed by Fisher Stevens) – A rollicking profile of the rise and reign of TRUMP Inc. Weaving together a tapestry of tales in real estate booms and busts, Stevens lays out how Donald Trump’s business career transformed from epic failures into a consummate branding machine that propelled him into office.
PAYDAY (Directed by Jesse Moss) – Targeting unsuspecting Americans, a group of payday lenders made millions off small loans with undisclosed charges, inflated interest rates and incomprehensible rules. But the way the laws are written, is that a crime or just business?
DRUG SHORT (Directed by Erin Lee Carr) – Wall Street short-sellers expose a scam that regulators overlook: how Big Pharma gouges patients in need of life-saving drugs.
CARTEL BANK (Directed by Kristi Jacobson) – For decades, HSBC, one of the world’s largest banks, laundered hundreds of millions of dollars for Mexican drug cartels. Senator Elizabeth Warren, dogged journalists and prosecutors try to hold the bankers to account. But will they be judged “too big to jail”?
For more on what’s coming soon to Netflix UK in January 2018, click here.
Rotten: Season 1 is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.