The Spider’s Web: Britain’s Second Empire (Documentary)

The Spider's Web: Britain's Second Empire | Documentary Film

At the demise of empire, City of London financial interests created a web of secrecy jurisdictions that captured wealth from across the globe and hid it in a web of offshore islands. Today, up to half of global offshore wealth is hidden in British jurisdictions and Britain and its dependencies are the largest global players in the world of international finance.

The Spider’s Web was substantially inspired by Nicholas Shaxson’s book Treasure Islands you can read an extract of it here:

The Spider’s Web was written, directed and produced by Michael Oswald, you can sponsor his future films on Liberapay (supports one time donations) and Patreon:

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German Version:
The Spider’s Web: Das Zweite Britische Empire

The Spider's Web: Das Zweite Britische Empire | Dokumentarfilm

Spanish Version:

Telaraña: El segundo imperio Británico | Documental

French Version:

La Toile d’Araignée: Le Second Empire Britannique | Film Documentaire

Italian Version:

La Tela del Ragno: il Secondo Impero Britannico