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January 3, 2010
Leslie & Andrew Cockburn
"American Casino"
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Info: Our guests are Leslie & Andrew Cockburn about their documentary "American Casino." Leslie and Andrew were the co-producers of the film. Leslie was also the director. It is the story of subprime mortgages and their impact on various people in Baltimore. The Cockburns include a step by step explanation of what happened on Wall Street and why the subprime mortgages were so attractive. Viewers also meet some of the African-Americans who lost their homes, including a social worker, a teacher, and a minister. The documentary recently won the Women Film Critics Circle Award for Best Documentary 2009.





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