Netflix Gets Bloomberg Businessweek Films’ First Documentary

Documentary on the 2008 bank bail-out, directed by “Paradise Lost” trilogy’s Oscar-nominated Joe Berlinger, launches Sept. 16

“HANK: Five Years From the Brink,” the first film produced by Bloomberg Businessweek Films, will launch ¬†exclusively on Netflix starting Sept. 16, the streaming service announced in conjunction with Bloomberg on Monday.

Directed by Oscar-nominee Joe Berlinger (“Paradise Lost” trilogy, “Metallica: Some Kind of Monster”), the documentary features former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson giving a first-person narrative of how he worked with banks, congress and presidential candidates to sign off on nearly $1 trillion of bail-outs in September of 2008 in order to prevent total economic collapse.

He also details why another fiscal crisis is inevitable.

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“HANK” is Bloomberg Businessweek’s first foray into film. The magazine, formerly known as BusinessWeek, is headquartered in New York City and was founded in 1929.

“‘HANK: Five Years From the Brink’ perfectly represents the type of thought-provoking work Bloomberg Businessweek will release, and the new opportunity sponsors will have to be associated with our unique projects,” Paul Bascobert, the publication’s president, said in a statement.

Bloomberg Businessweek Films co-produced the documentary with RadicalMedia.