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.