What happened after the big banks were bailed out by taxpayers in 2008? Spank the Banker is a feature-length documentary film about the biggest bank heist in history – as global financial capitalism sought to re-build its profits.
The film follows the intimate stories of six ordinary but courageous individuals who refused to be intimidated and fought back against a corrupt financial system. For the first time, this film gives a voice to those thousands who were scammed and exposes in detail the vast corporate criminal conspiracy to defraud them.
Tens of thousands of people were forcibly bankrupted and £100 billion of their assets stolen, destroying families and driving some to suicide. British politicians deliberately turned a blind eye to this massive fraud in case it threatened economic recovery. Meanwhile bank executives fired internal whistle-blowers, falsified documents and used legal blackmail to block exposure of their actions. The major British television networks limited their reporting of these events under legal threat from the major UK banks who can afford £1.5 billion on legal fees every year.