What happened after the big banks were bailed out by taxpayers in 2008? Spank The Banker is a feature-length documentary film about the biggest bank heist in history - as global financial capitalism sought to rebuild its profits.
The film follows the intimate stories of six ordinary but courageous individuals who refused to be intimidated and fought back against a corrupt financial system. For the first time, this film gives a voice to those thousands who were scammed and exposes in detail the vast corporate criminal conspiracy to defraud them.
Among others, Spank the Banker tells the story of Nikki and Paul Turner, who masterminded sound and lighting for Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen and the famous Live Aid concert – and who have spent a decade fighting Lloyds Bank for justice. Of Jim McGrory, who overcame childhood polio to build an international hotel business in St. Andrews only to be taken down by the Clydesdale Bank. Of Juliette Mottram and her five children, who were evicted from their family home by Lloyds Bank. Of Neil Mitchell, who has been a victim of the infamous RBS Global Restructuring Group. And of the TV personality Noel Edmonds, who was pushed to the edge of suicide when his £60m business was stolen by HBOS. The agony of these people and their fight for justice is still ongoing in the year of 2019.
The screening will be followed by a live onstage Q&A with Noel Edmonds, Neil Mitchell, director/producer Samir Mehanovic and writer/co-producer George Kerevan, who also served on the UK Treasury Select Committee and chaired the All Party Parliamentary Group for Fair Business Banking.
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