Apology of an Economic Hit Man
In front of an angry audience somewhere in Latin America, a North American tells his personal journey: he is man who decided to tell the truth, regardless of the risks for his family and his life. He worked for a secret network that used loans from the World Bank, payoffs, extortion and sex, military coups and political assassinations to create the American empire.
But an unexpected crowd storms the theatre demanding answers about the country’s suffering. Among the people gathered is the daughter of an assassinated president. Perkins doesn’t know if he will be well accepted or lynched…
Based on rare propaganda material, film-noir-style reconstructed sequences and the exclusive filmed confessions of best selling writer John Perkins, the documentary sheds new light on the international economic and political influences in the recent American history, from the Second World War via Latin America to the invasion and looting of Iraq.
The definitive answer to President Bush’s question: “why do they hate us?“.