Finding the Money

Finding the Money

26th TIDF: European Premiere

Can a new economic theory revolutionize our ability to tackle the climate crisis? An underdog group of economists is on a mission to instigate a paradigm shift by flipping our understanding of the national debt – and the nature of money – upside down. Finding the Money follows former chief economist to Senator Bernie Sanders, Stephanie Kelton, on a journey through Modern Money Theory (MMT) to unveil a deeper story about money, injecting new hope and empowering democracies around the world to tackle the biggest challenges of the 21st century: from climate change to inequality. “An alternative story of money will revolutionize our conception of what we as a society believe we can afford and can achieve,” says the maker of this visionary documentary – a true cinematic investment.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIDF26.

Direction: Maren Poitras
Cinematography: Maren Poitras
Editing: Maren Poitras, Richard Levien
Sound: Joel Raabe
Music: Simón Wilson
Actors: Stephanie Kelton, Lua K. Yuille, Mathew Forstater, L. Randall Wray, Jared Bernstein, Fadhel Kaboub, David M. Walker, Zach Helfand, Warren Mosler, Pavlina Tcherneva, David Andolfatto, Jason Furman, Olivier Blanchard, Peter Coy, Ben Holland, David Dayen, Deborah Solomon, Stuart Butler, Delman Coates, George Selgin, Raúl Carillo
Production: Hand Hewn Productions
Producers: Maren Poitras
Executive producer: Marc Smolowitz, Doug Blush, Eric Breon, Geoff Coventry
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: USA
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 96'
Contact: Hand Hewn Productions
Awards/Distinctions: Audience Award for Best Feature Film – Green Festival of San Francisco 2023

Maren Poitras


2023 Finding the Money