Charles Ferguson Tackles Titans from Wall Street to Wikileaks
Ferguson's previous film was just as pointed. No End in Sight exposes failures in the first years of America's occupation of Iraq and how leadership errors caused increased violence and, nearly, civil war. The New York Times praised the directorial debut for “[presenting] familiar material with impressive concision and impact, offering a clear, temperate and devastating account of high-level arrogance and incompetence.”
What makes Ferguson valuable as an observer is that he comes from a very successful background in business, specifically new technologies. In 1994, he founded the company that made FrontPage, before selling it to Microsoft. He went on to lecture at MIT and UC Berkeley, authoring four books in the meantime. His unique roots in business, academia, and now the arts make him a captivating speaker who delivers clear-headed and rousing talks that are unafraid to tackle the biggest, messiest, most important issues of the day.
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