Netflix Launch Two New Original Documentary Series
2018 will start with two debuts on Netflix: two new and original documentary series. Dirty Money (January 26) and Rotten (January 5) will uncover greed and misconduct among the world’s biggest corporations and food production industry.
Dirty Money is all about scandal and corruption
Dirty Money is an investigative series from the director Alex Gibney (who won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature with Taxi to the Dark Side). Using first-hand accounts from perpetrators and their victims, combined with rarely-seen video footage, this series will provide an up-close and personal view into untold stories of scandal and corruption in the world of business.
Each episode of this TV series, produced by Jigsaw Productions, is directed by an acclaimed documentary director, including:
HARD NOx (Directed by Alex Gibney) - Gibney reveals details about VW’s corporate deceit, and exposes the alliance between governments and auto-makers.
THE CONFIDENCE MAN (Directed by Fisher Stevens) - A profile of TRUMP Inc. A tale about real estate booms and busts. Stevens show us how Donald Trump’s business career went from failures to a branding machine.
PAYDAY (Directed by Jesse Moss) - A group of payday lenders made millions off small loans with undisclosed charges, inflated interest rates and incomprehensible rules.
DRUG SHORT (Directed by Erin Lee Carr) - Wall Street short-sellers expose how Big Pharma exploits patients in need of life-saving drugs.
CARTEL BANK (Directed by Kristi Jacobson) - HSBC laundered hundreds of millions of dollars for Mexican drug cartels. Senator Elizabeth Warren, journalists and prosecutors try to hold the bankers to account.
THE MAPLE SYRUP HEIST (Directed by Brian McGinn) - In Canada, maple syrup is worth more than oil. When $20 million of syrup goes missing, the trail leads to an epic battle between cartels and the little guy.
Rotten exposes it all
Rotten dives into the food production underworld to expose corruption, waste and real dangers. Huge global supply-chains are increasingly intertwined and consolidated, and this series from the team behind Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and The Mind of a Chef follows the money to the consequences of regulation, innovation and greed.
Produced by the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning team at Zero Point Zero Productions, episodes include:
LAWYERS, GUNS and HONEY - Explores the new global honey business, the food fraud investigation and prosecution known as "Honeygate."
THE PEANUT PROBLEM - In the last twenty years, the number of people suffering from severe food allergies has risen. This series is a look at the science around this change, and the accountability of restaurateurs in caring for their customers.
GARLIC BREATH - A commerce relationship between the U.S. and China forms the backdrop for a tale of loyalty, betrayal and revenge on the American garlic scene.
BIG BIRD – This documentary shows you how the size and scale of chicken production has determined the fate of every player in this expansive food chain.
MILK MONEY - Some dairy farmers are switching to produce upscale organic milk, or even "raw" unpasteurized milk, but it comes with the risk of pathogens...
COD IS DEAD - In the wake of overfishing in New England, the US government regulated and saved the fisheries. The unintended result set the scene for massive criminal exploitation.