Money in Minutes

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MONEY IN MINUTES tells of a lesser-acknowledged aspect of globalization: international work-related migration as the business foundation of financial service providers worldwide. According to World Bank estimates, around 420 billion US dollars will circle the globe in 2013, money that is earned in the affluent North by migrant workers and sent home to their families via companies that are specialized in money transfer, like Western Union and MoneyGram. Their money transactions produce the raw materials that convert into profit. The film describes the incredible logistics and controversial strategies of an industry that shapes the financial infrastructure of migration, and uses it as an economic resource. The migrants will be shown as customers who, without any other alternative open to them, use a service provided.

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Details

Country of Production
Germany

Year of Production
2014

Format
DCP, HDCam, Bluray

Length
52 / 90 min

Director
Monika Hielscher and Matthias Heeder

Production
Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion in co-production with WDR in association with ARTE and in co-production with Al Jazeera English

Original Language
English, Spanish, Nepali, Arabic, Chinese, Italian

Subtitles
English, German

Festivals / Awards

Dok Leipzig 2014