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Alex Gibney

Filmmaker

Alex Gibney wrote and directed the recently released documentary Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. His film Taxi to the Dark Side, a documentary murder mystery examining the death of an Afghan taxi driver at Bagram Air Base, won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary, and Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room was nominated for an Academy Award in 2006. Gibney is now at work on two other films: Casino Jack-United States of Money, a look at lobbyist Jack Abramoff; and Magic Bus, a time-travel immersion experience of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, on their infamous road-trip to the 1964 World's Fair. He is also working on two fiction projects: a film (part documentary, part fiction) of My Trip to Al Qaeda, a play by Lawrence Wright, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower, and he is writing a script based on David Halberstam's book, The Best and the Brightest.

Other films by Gibney include: Love Comes Lately (Executive Producer); No End in Sight (Executive Producer); Mr. Untouchable (Producer), Who Killed the Electric Car (Consulting Producer); The Trials of Henry Kissinger (Writer/Producer); Herbie Hancock: Possibilities (Producer); Lightning in a Bottle (Producer); Wim Wenders: Soul of a Man (Producer) and Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues (Producer).
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How Park Avenue Billionaires Spend Their Money

I tend to make films about perpetrators, rather than victims. Therefore, on this subject it seemed to be important to make a film that would investigate whether wealthy interests in the United States actually create poverty. There is no question that income inequality is increasing in the US. I wanted to find out why.
11/30/2012 07:42 EST