DISASTER CAPITALISM is an explosive documentary that goes inside Afghanistan, Haiti and Papua New Guinea to reveal the dark side of moneymakers and aid exploiters unafraid to make a killing from the misfortune of others. Best-selling journalist and author Antony Loewenstein joins award-winning filmmaker Thor Neureiter on a five-year journey through the world of shady miners, resilient locals and secretive governments.
Thor Neureiter, director and co-producer, is an independent documentary producer, cameraman, and editor whose work is focused on contemporary issues concerning US foreign policy and domestic politics. In 2012, Thor’s two most recent films, “Mitt Romney and the Mormon Factor” and “Prosecute Wall Street”, aired on the Al Jazeera English program People & Power. He has worked on programming for FRONTLINE on PBS, including “Showdown with Iran,” Parts One and Two of “News War: Secrets, Sources & Spin,” “The Last Abortion Clinic,” and “The O.J. Verdict.” He has also worked extensively for HBO and began his career working for Ken Burns/Florentine Films as an Assistant Editor in 1999. His documentary “Miracle in New York: The Story of the ’69 Mets” was awarded the 2010 New York Emmy Award.
Antony Loewenstein, writer and co-producer, is a Middle East based, independent Australian journalist who has written for the New York Times, BBC, the Nation, the Washington Post and many others. He’s a Guardian columnist. His latest book is Disaster Capitalism: Making A Killing Out Of Catastrophe (Verso, 2015) and he’s the author of three best-selling books, My Israel Question, The Blogging Revolution and Profits of Doom: How Vulture Capitalism is Swallowing the World. He is co-editor of After Zionism and Left Turn and co-writer of For God’s Sake. His books have been translated, and his journalism has been a finalist in many global awards. He appears regularly on Al Jazeera English, the BBC and ABC Australia.
The passion at Media Stockade is to facilitate stories, share those stories with an audience in a creative way, and get people thinking. Their work has screened on most major television stations in Australia as well as many local and international film festivals. Recent projects include producing the ratings success, The Surgery Ship, a television one hour for SBS and I Am A Girl, a feature length documentary film funded completely through philanthropy. I Am A Girl was nominated for four AACTA including Best Documentary Feature, Best Direction, Editing and Cinematography in a documentary. Rebecca Barry, Media Stockade's founder, was also nominated for an ADG Award and won the Screen Producers Australia Award for Best Feature Documentary 2014. Media Stockade is currently producing Call Me Dad and The Opposition, both of which were selected for the inaugural Good Pitch Australia event 2014.