Alex Gibney seems to be drawn to calamity. The documentarian’s three major features so far focus on volatile topics and controversial events. His newest, currently in theaters, is called Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson, and it illustrates the troubled journalist’s path from political rabble-rouser to caricature. We’ll be essaying that particular film, as well as looking back at his 2007 Oscar winner Taxi to the Dark Side (a grueling look at detainee abuse in America’s War on Terror) and the self-explanatory Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.
Find out how a local professor at McGill University right here in Montreal was responsible for some of the worst techniques of torture used in the wars in the middle east. Also learn how the world`s 7th biggest corporation went bankrupt in less than 48 hours. All this and more on the show voted one of the best film shows world wide!