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Inside Lehman Brothers

Hot Docs Film Festival

Over 10 years after losing her job as an account executive for a Lehman Brothers subsidiary, Sylvia Vega-Sutfin still lives in fear of her former employer—so much fear that she has taught herself to take a human life with her bare hands. Sylvia saw early warning signs of the dangers of subprime mortgages and tried to ring the alarm. Instead of being heard, she was subjected to harassment when she tried to expose the bank’s corrupt lending practices. This film chronicles the fascinating story of the mostly female whistleblowers who paid a steep price in the 2008 American subprime mortgage crisis, while many of the top-positioned men remained untouched. Although today the banks have recuperated and are back to business as usual, Inside Lehman Brothers is the cautionary tale we need to drive home how easily bad habits return and how far-reaching the damage can be.

More information and tickets

April 27, 9:30 PM (closed captions)
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1, 350 King Street West

SUN, APR 28, 1:30 PM (closed captions)
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West

FRI, MAY 3, 6:15 PM (open captions)
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1, 350 King Street West