This is a very good film. I highly recommend it. Over decades, the resources of Argentina were stolen from its people by the corrupt government enabling the centralized ownership of capital outside of the country. In a free market, capital resources will never become so centralized because they are most efficiently and profitably used when deployed in service to their regional populace. Only with the help of a corrupt government can capital ownership become so centralized (and separated from reality) that people end up dying.
And in my opinion, the real crime is that this was all done in the name of Capitalism!
This film demonstrates to me that the debate over public versus private ownership of capital resources is far too simplistic. The debate should really be about centralized (read: globalized) versus localized ownership, be it public or private.
Capitalism in practice is the most efficient use of capital resources as directed by the free market through the invisible hand described by Adam Smith, protected but unencumbered by government. In the case of Argentina, its previous socialist state ownership of its most valuable resources was far closer to real capitalism than the private ownership by global corporations which the corrupt government enabled. This caused the highly inefficient neglect and ultimate destruction of local capital resources for the enrichment of corrupt politicians and the global conglomerates in far-away lands they assisted.
This was also enabled by the centralized monetary and debt system of the international US dollar reserve system and the International Monetary Fund.
In Argentina, this culminated in economic, monetary, and political collapse beginning in late 2001. We, the rest of the world, are at the very beginning stages of this same collapse.
This film, however, has a positive message, a message of hope. And the hope BEGINS with the collapse in 2001. I think this is the most important message we can take away from this film. That the coming collapse is failure to the criminals and corrupt politicians, and opportunity to the rest of us.
We do not need a New World Order and a single global currency. That would be centralization in the WORST way. We need all regional currencies only in competition with Freegold as a wealth reserve. Public debts which were taken on in the name of the many but only benefited the few should either be written off or else charged to the few that benefited if they can be identified. This will be the result anyway, in the case of political failure. Corrupt and misguided politicians can only keep such a flawed system going if they remain in power.