Princes of the Yen: Central Banks and the Transformation of the Economy

By QueuePolitely

PRINCES OF THE YEN is an independent feature documentary that investigates the secretive world of central banks.

Based on a number 1 bestselling book (in Japan), by renowned monetary and development economist Richard Werner. The film tells the story of the book through a trove of media interviews by Richard Werner spanning close to two decades.

Societies have no-go areas, central banks are one such no-go area. For those who would like to understand this particular area of contemporary society, PRINCES OF THE YEN provides an answer.

“Essential viewing if you have any interest at all in politics or economics.”
~ Steve Morrissey (

“This film shines a light on the fundamentals of our economic system – that is who creates money and for what – in a way that very few others have managed, or dared.” ~ Josh Ryan-Collins, New Economics Foundation (Author of “Where Does Money Come From? A guide to the UK Monetary System”)

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