Hank: Five Years From the Brink
directed by Joe Berlinger
USA, 2013, English, 85 minutes
As Treasury Secretary, Hank Paulson was tasked with preventing a collapse of the global economy during the financial crisis of 2008. In "Hank: Five Years from the Brink," he tells Academy Award- nominated director Joe Berlinger a riveting story of leadership under unimaginable pressure, explaining how he strategized and improvised to persuade banks, Congress and Presidential candidates to sign off on nearly $1 trillion in bailouts—a move even he found morally reprehensible.