Icarus Films announced this past week that documentary filmmaker Ilan Ziv’s mini-series, Capitalism: A Six-Part Series, will be making its way to the DVD market place on May 1 as three-disc set.
The production took two years to complete and includes something on the order of 22 globe-hopping video sessions with the likes of Nicholas Philipson (author of “Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life”), the late Philippe Norel (economist at the University of Poitiers in France and a member of the Center for Research on Economic and Financial Integration ), Professor David Harvey (Graduate Center of the City University of New York and author of such books as “The Urbanization of Capital” and “The Enigma of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism”) and Robert Skidelsky (author of “John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed, 1883–1920,” “The World After Communism: A Polemic for Our Times” and “Keynes: The Return of the Master”).
The series itself is divided into the follow topics, each running 52 minutes. Episode 1: Adam Smith: The Birth of the Free Market and Episode 2: The Wealth of Nations: A New Gospel? (focusing on the works of Adam Smith); Episode 3: Ricardo and Malthus: Did You Say Freedom? (David Ricardo — British Economist of 18th Century — and demographer Thomas Malthus, author of the book “An Essay on the Principle of Population”), Episode 4: What if Marx Was Right?, Episode 5: Keynes vs Halyet: A Fake Debate? and Episode 6: Karl Polanyi, the Human Factor.