You’ll Want to Add these Bitcoin Films to Your Watchlist | Part One
Cinema holds immense power in conveying messages, making sound movies synonymous with meaningful storytelling.Videos, movies, and films are all captivating media that not only entertain but also educate and raise awareness. They can inspire while also teaching us valuable lessons, but a lot depends on what, where, and why we choose to watch them.
To put it mildly, the influence of technology on the film industry is huge, and so is the impact of the film industry on our lives.
From special effects to streaming, it’s mind-boggling to consider how far the industry has come and what potential it holds for the future.
“However, I can’t help but wonder how much of the world presented by modern cinema truly embodies art and entertainment, and how much of it has evolved into a potent, albeit seemingly harmless, tool of manipulation.
But for now, let’s shift our focus away from commercial cinema for while… Anyways, how many times can we watch yet another Spiderman movie?
If you appreciate well-made documentaries, I have three interesting titles that might pique your interest.
But first, let me quickly introduce you to independent films.
Good₿ye to Cinema as We Know It…
Bitcoin + cinema! Content that brings a fresh perspective. Still young, yet already a dynamic space. Not bound by sponsors who dictate what can or cannot be shown.
Sound money, sound films! A new industry fueled by experienced professionals and passionate amateurs alike, where creativity, talent, and freedom of speech come together as one.
Ready to take a leap?
Today, I’m gonna start with the basics: money, inflation, a bit of politics and history, with many interesting insights that schools often don’t want to tell.
▻ Top three Bitcoin-themed films to add to your watchlist if you haven’t had the chance to see them yet.
And don’t worry, there’s no room here for boring talks or dull plots.
1. “The Great Reset and the Rise of Bitcoin” by Pierre Corbin (2021).
By the way, this documentary is one of the most-watched films about Bitcoin for a good reason.
It will take you on a journey through important facts, from the history of money to global economies. It will show how central banks really work and how their actions affect your everyday life — from concepts like interest rates to money printing, welfare spending, and more. And, that’s not all! It will also explain what Bitcoin really is and why it does create new wealth, while giving us hope and freedom; simply speaking a chance to build the world we want to live in, with full control over our own finances.
“What if we told you that you are not being told the truth about the most important aspect of our economy? (…) What if we told you there is a way out of this system?
In fact, this film really focuses on ambitious stuff, but it’s easy to follow, making it the perfect starting point for everyone. Absolutely worth your time!Curious to see more? Simply watch it here
2. “Cryptopia: Bitcoin, Blockchains and the Future of the Internet” by Torsten Hoffmann (2020).
Structured into three acts, this film is not only entertaining but also engaging and informative. It starts by exploring the basics of Bitcoin and blockchain technology, to gradually navigate through the complex crypto ecosystem — addressing various theories, facts, and misconceptions. The final act provides some interesting insights into the future of the Internet, touching on controversies and exploring a multitude of possibilities.
Compelling storytelling, interviews and dynamic scenes featuring well-known personalities, it is definitely worth adding to your watchlist.
Just! Please keep in mind that many things have rapidly evolved since its release. Thus, consider its content as a launching pad for your own, further exploration.
3. “Banking on Bitcoin,” by Christopher Cannucciari (2016)
The last item for today, and one of the oldest in this read… As a matter of fact, it’s always a good idea to check some of the first sources as well. Why? To get some extra insights and/or just for a quick comparison.
“Banking on Bitcoin” is a thought-provoking documentary that serves as a good introduction for those intrigued by the concept of financial freedom.
While it may have a slower pace, it offers a simple and very interesting exploration of Bitcoin and its potential. With its effective tone and all the information it provides, this film will smoothly take you through the various challenges that Bitcoin has encountered throughout its history, and finally present compelling arguments for its value— sound money to replace the current monetary system.
Overall, Cannucciari’s “Banking on Bitcoin” is a valuable resource that should not be forgotten, even though it was released 7 years ago.
Give it a try. You can check its trailer here. It’s even available on Netflix in some countries.
“True ignorance is not the absence of knowledge, it’s the refusal to acquire it.
(by Jeff Booth, the author of the book “The Price of Tomorrow”)
- By the way, if you like independent cinema and bitcoin-themed films, be sure to check on Bitcoin FilmFest (▻ behind the big screen, behind big stories unfold). Simply put, the heart of bitcoin cinema!
- If you’re a fan of reading, you should definitely check Konsensus Network (▻ a starfish organization, working to localize and distribute important literature about bitcoin, Austrian economics, and sovereignty). It’s an absolute gem of books!
That’s all for now. Stay well!