In October 2008 a humbled Alan Greenspan admitted to the US Congress that he had been mistaken to put so much faith in the self-correcting power of free markets and that he had failed to anticipate the self-destructive nature of wanton mortgage lending and the housing and credit bubble it generated. Taking for its title Greenspan’s description that he had found a flaw in his model of how the world worked, THE FLAW attempts to explain the underlying causes of the crisis in more depth than any documentary to date.
David Sington has been making award-winning films for twenty years. His films have helped to free the innocent, convict the guilty and have changed government policy. He has won numerous awards, including a Grierson Award, two WildScreen Pandas, and Gold and Silver Hugos. His last feature documentary, IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON (2007), which told the story of the Apollo astronauts, was an Audience Award winner at the Sundance Film Festival and became one of the best-reviewed cinema releases of 2007.