WATCH TRAILER
SHOWTIMES
GET INVOLVED

SYNOPSIS

The Price We Pay is inspired by Brigitte Alepin’s book La Crise fiscale qui vient. Director Harold Crooks (who co-directed Surviving Progress with Mathieu Roy) 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.

PRODUCED by Nathalie Barton, InformAction Films

CONTACT
 Filmoption International / Andrew Noble, VP Distribution
3401, Saint-Antoine St. / Montreal (QC) H3Z 1X1 T 514.931.6180 / email@filmoption.com / www.filmoption.com

Trailer, Film Excerpts & Interviews

Videos

The Price We Pay Accross The World

Events & Screenings

JUNE 19, 2015 @ 8:45 PM
FEBRUARY 28, 2015
MARCH 4, 2015
CANADIAN THEATRICAL RELEASE
MARCH 13, 2015
CINEMATHEQUE LUXEMBOURG
APRIL 13, 2015
DOCUDAYS UKRAINE
MARCH 21, 2015
PLANETE DOC! FILM FESTIVAL
MAY 8 to 17, 2015
Participants & Activists
Brigitte Alepin

Brigitte Alepin

Read More
Thomas Piketty

Thomas Piketty

Read More
James S. Henry

James S. Henry

Read More
Krishen Mehta

Krishen Mehta

Read More
Jaron Lanier

Jaron Lanier

Read More
Alain Deneault

Alain Deneault

Read More
Saskia Sassen

Saskia Sassen

Read More
Jean Ross

Jean Ross

Read More
Nicholas Shaxson

Nicholas Shaxson

Read More
Stuart Fraser

Stuart Fraser

Read More

NICOLAS COLIN

France’s Inspector of Finance  // Co-author of L’Âge de la multitude

TIM RIDLEY

Former Chairman, Cayman Islands Monetary Authority // Former Senior Partner, Maples & Calder – law firm // Board member, Cayman Islands $173 billion hedge fund GlobeOp

ANGUS CAMERON

Political Economist, University of Leicester, UK

DANIEL LEBÈGUE

Technical advisor for the French PM’s economic & financial Cabinet // Director of Treasury, 1984-1987 // Former Banque Nationale de Paris CEO // Chairman of the Board of Transparency International France (opposing tax havens)

FATHER WILLIAM TAYLOR

Anglo-Catholic vicar of St Thomas Church in Hackney // 1st ever elected Labour councillor, Corporation of the City of London

LINDA MCAULIFFE

Graphic Artist, Vancouver

SAM HOLLOWAY

Chicago Firefighter

WALLACE TURBEVILLE

Senior Fellow, Demos, NYC // Former Vice-President, Goldman Sachs

JOHN CHRISTENSEN

Director, Tax Justice Network // Former economic advisor States of Jersey
(a major European tax haven)

RONEN PALAN

City of London University // Author of The Offshore World: Sovereign Markets, Virtual Places and Nomad Millionaires

DAVID MARCHANT

Investigative journalist // Editor of Offshore Alert

PASCAL SAINT-AMANS

Head of tax policy, OECD

JACK BLUM

Washington attorney // Chair of Tax Justice Network USA

LORD ADAIR TURNER

Fellow, Institute of New Economic Thinking // Former Chief Financial Regulator of the UK

RICHARD RAHN

Former Director, Cayman Islands Monetary Authority // Former Chief Economist of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce // Senior Fellow @ the libertarian Cato Institute

WILLIAM BARCLAY

Chicago Political Economy Group // Former Senior Vice-President, Chicago Stock Exchange

AND ALSO...

Dublin barmen and barwomen // Leaders of the National United Nurses at a Robin Hood Tax Rally in New York City + demonstrators from all over the world…

Meet the Team

WRITERS
Harold Crooks
Brigitte Alepin

BRIGITTE ALEPIN is a Harvard trained indepen-dent Quebec tax expert and policy advisor, parliamentary witness, and outspoken author of the best-selling “Ces riches qui ne paient pas d’impôt” (2004) and “La Crise fiscale qui vient” (2010).
</p>
<p><center>DIRECTOR<br />
Harold Crooks</center>

DIRECTOR
Harold Crooks

Harold Crooks’ documentary film credits include: Co-director and writer, Surviving Progress, 2011, feature documentary, executive produced by Martin Scorsese and Mark Achbar, produced by Cinémaginaire Inc. with National Film Board of Canada and Alliance Vivafilm, shown in festivals worldwide, released theatrically in over 30 North American cities, broadcast by BBC 4, Arte and HBO Canada among others. Writer, Karsh Is History, 2009, produced by Productions Grand Nord (Montreal) with participation of Bravo TV and The Portrait Gallery of Canada, Best Canadian Film at the 27th FIFA. Writer, Anthrax War, 2009, produced by Galafilm (Montreal) and Studio International (Paris), nominated for a Prix Europa. Writer, Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space, 2009, feature documentary produced by Lowik (Montreal), Coptor (Toronto) and In Fine Films (Paris) with participation of ARTE, CBC and SRC, distributed theatrically by KinoSmith. Co-writer with Mark Achbar of the narration of The Corporation, 2003.

PRODUCER
Nathalie Barton
InformAction Films

InformAction Films, one of Canada’s leading documentary production companies, specializes in point of view and creative documentaries by some of our most outstanding directors as well as emerging filmmakers. Founded in 1971 in Montreal, InformAction produces single documentaries and mini-series on social issues, art, popular culture, science, international issues and human rights, for prime-time television and theatrical release.

Latest from the Blog

The Blog

NYC Premiere: The Price We Pay Opens @ Cinema Village 30 October 2015

NYC Premiere: The Price We Pay Opens @ Cinema Village 30 October 2015

HAROLD CROOKS’ NEW DOCUMENTARY “THE PRICE WE PAY” OPENS AT CINEMA VILLAGE OCTOBER 30TH (10/07/15) – Distributor Filmoption International is pleased to announce that the feature documentary The Price We Pay from award-winning director Harold Crooks will make its NYC premiere October 30th at the Cinema Village in New York. This cinematic essay film exposes how “offshore” tax…

Videos Related to The Price We Pay / Nos vidéos

Here’s a comprehensive list of all of the videos related to the documentary by Harold Crooks, The Price We Pay : (vidéos en français ci-après) Movie trailer – 2’48” Movie teaser – 1’47” Interview – Harold Crooks – CBC News – 9’08” : Director and Co Writer of The Price we Pay : Interview –…

Our Panel @ Open City Documentary Festival in London, UK

Our Panel @ Open City Documentary Festival in London, UK

Our Open City Documentary Festival panel with Harold Crooks, moderator Joylon Maugham Q.C., Oxfam UK’s Head of Policy Nick Bryer, and William Taylor, the City of London councilor whom The Guardian’s George Monbiot dubbed “the turbulent priest.” How great it was to screen in the presence of many who contributed so greatly to our film including…

The Price We Pay’s Director/Writer Harold Crooks & Writer Brigitte Alepin @ the OECD Forum in Paris

The Price We Pay’s Director/Writer Harold Crooks & Writer Brigitte Alepin @ the OECD Forum in Paris

Here’s a recount of the OECD Forum in Paris by director Harold Crooks: The OECD Forum [six months in preparation and hosting about 2000 attendees in its Rue Andre Pascal HQ] arranged a high profile panel for the discussion devoted to TPWP. Along with Oxfam France’s Claire Fehrenbach, there were Public Services International General Secretaty…

The Price We Pay @ the Open City Documentary Festival in London, UK

The Price We Pay @ the Open City Documentary Festival in London, UK

United Kingdom, here we come! To all our friends in the UK –> please add this date & time to your calendar: June 19th @ 8.45 PM. The Price We Pay will premiere at Regent Street Cinema as part of the Open City Documentary Festival!

Why we Hate Taxes and why we Shouldn’t

Why we Hate Taxes and why we Shouldn’t

Perhaps the most troubling consequence of the neoliberal counter-revolution – the tax cuts, the austerity, the inequality – is that it has stunted the political imagination and undermined our sense of what’s possible. Recent Ekos research found that many Canadians are losing trust in the future, in the idea of progress, in our ability to…

PRODUCED BY NATHALIE BARTON
FILMOPTION INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS AN INFORMACTION FILMS PRODUCTION DIRECTED BY HAROLD CROOKS WRITTEN BY HAROLD CROOKS, BRIGITTE ALEPIN
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR NANCY MARCOTTE EDITOR LOUIS-MARTIN PARADIS CONSULTANT TO THE DIRECTOR PHILIPPE BAYLAUCQ CINEMATOGRAPHY ALEX MARGINEANU
MOTION DESIGN AND GRAPHICS PATRICK DOAN SOUND DESIGN AND EDITING BENOÎT DAME MIX PHILIPPE ATTIÉ, SYLVAIN BRASSARD
A FILM INSPIRED BY THE BOOK LA CRISE FISCALE QUI VIENT BY BRIGITTE ALEPIN PRODUCTION NATHALIE BARTON