Inside Lehman Brothers
Airing Sunday, August 25 at 9 pm ET/PT
on documentary Channel
Inside Lehman Brothers is the autopsy of a crime, by those who tried to prevent it from within. As mortgage brokers for Lehman’s subsidiary BNC, Linda Weekes and her Californian colleagues were at the forefront of the subprime crisis. Matthew Lee, then headquartered in New York, was the first leader to have refused to validate the accounts tainted by fraudulent transactions. At the time, nobody listened to these whistleblowers – instead, they faced retribution and their lives have been turned upside down.
The film finds a systemic cover-up of illegal practices that first befell Lehman Brothers and contributed to the worst financial crisis since the Depression. While the financial crisis went into remission during the last decade, experts in the film argue that this disease of greed and willful blindness, aided and abetted by a weakening of financial oversight under President Trump, is now setting the stage for a once impossible return. “NINJA” loans (no job, no income, no asset) have returned to the market with a vengeance.
John Turner, Jennifer Deschamps
Ina Fichman, Fr d rique Lacroix
Intuitive Pictures is a Montreal-based company helmed by Veteran producer Ina Fichman. The company is dedicated to producing a quality film, television, and digital productions. We work with some of the finest creators, “ideas people” in developing creative documentaries that are both innovative and have a wide audience appeal. We have developed an expertise in international coproduction and often collaborate with talent and partners worldwide. Recent productions include: the Emmy-nominated The Oslo Diaries, Laila at the Bridge, Gift and Inside Lehman Brothers.
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