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Investigating the Cause of the Economic Crisis

Jun 11, 2012

A film documenting the roots of the economic crisis opens in in Rochester Monday night.

 The Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? looks at the severity of the economic downturn and its impact on the working-class.

The film premieres Monday night at The Little Theatre on Monday, June 11 followed by a panel discussion.

WXXI's Bob Smith interviewed Pulitzer-prize winning journalist David Cay Johnston and filmmaker Frances Causey.

David Cay Johnston talks about his role in the film with WXXI News Director Julie Philipp in the video excerpt below from WXXI's Need to Know Rochester.