Life on the Edge of a Bubble: Have We Blown the American Dream?

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"Life on the Edge of a Bubble: Blowing the American Dream," the first feature-length documentary from Bridgestone Media Group and Connect the Dots LLC., comes to DVD on April 13th, 2009. As debate in the media swirls about the financial crisis, a new documentary challenges conventional wisdom about American financial history, the free market and the current crisis.

We cannot afford to leave the resolution of this crisis in the hands of politicians and lobbyists who created the problems to begin with.

The new documentary film illuminates the unstable history of the American financial system through the perpetual cycle of booms and busts that threatens the promise of the American Dream. A provocative and often humorous adventure, the film challenges conventional wisdom about the causes of the current crisis and leads the debate about solutions.

Although Americans are told that the crisis is too complicated for us to understand, filmmakers William Lewis and Michael Berger disagree. They made the film, "Life on the Edge of a Bubble," to frame the debate in an entertaining, accessible light. Berger says, "We cannot afford to leave the resolution of this crisis in the hands of politicians and lobbyists who created the problems to begin with." "Americans must have a voice in the political dialogue about financial reform," adds Lewis. The filmmakers hope "Life on the Edge of a Bubble" will provide the stimulus for a vigorous, populist discussion.

The two-hour DVD also includes a bonus short on the early economy and the origin of the banking system.

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