documentary, drama | NR | 1hr 38min
Opening at GFC: 04/14/2017
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Controversial hedge fund titan Bill Ackman as has put a billion dollars on the line in his crusade to expose Herbalife as the largest pyramid scheme in history. Herbalife claims Ackman is just manipulating the market to make a profit from short-selling their stock, but Ackman claims Herbalife deliberately targets low-income and immigrant communities and robs them of their life savings. While Ackman is under attack by rival (and fellow billionaire) Carl Icahn in New York, activist Julie Contreras rallies the Latino community to fight back in Chicago. Blending tales of high-stakes corporate intrigue and working-class people caught in the crossfire, Braun paints a stirring picture of the American Dream gone wrong.
Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Ted Braun (DARFUR NOW), BETTING ON ZERO premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival where it earned a special jury mention for investigative film making.
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