The Price We Pay

Released March 13th 2015

A film by Harold Crooks

Produced by Nathalie Barton

Director Harold Crooks (Surviving Progress) blows the lid off the dirty world of corporate malfeasance with this incendiary documentary about the dark history and dire present-day reality of big-business tax avoidance, which has seen multinationals depriving governments of trillions of dollars in tax revenues by harboring profits in offshore havens.

Tax havens, originally created by London bankers in the 50s, today put over half the world’s stock of money beyond reach of public treasuries. Nation states are being reshaped by this offshoring of the world’s wealth. Tax avoidance by big corporations and the wealthy-citizens of nowhere for tax purposes is paving the way to historic levels of inequality and placing the tax burden on the middle class and the poor. Crusading journalists, tax justice campaigners and former finance and technology industry insiders speak frankly about the accelerating trends that are carrying the Western world to an unsustainable future.

The Price We Pay is inspired by Brigitte Alepin’s book La Crise fiscale qui vient.

Available on Digital HD ➤ https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thepricewepay
Also available in French ➤ https://vimeo.com/ondemand/leprixapayer

CANADA | 2014 | DOCUMENTARY | 93 MINUTES | HD

ENGLISH AND FRENCH WITH ENGLISH AND FRENCH SUBTITLES

★★★★ - Essential Viewing!
— Mark Achbar, Director of The Corporation (Winner at Sundance International Film Festival)