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Economist Films

by The Economist
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Get your fill of documentaries with vast global themes and expand your knowledge

FREE in the App Store

The Economist Films provides users with interesting documentaries with global themes.

Pick a film. Make your selection from the main screen with a variety of choices. Options include: Passport, Future Works, Global Compass, and all series. Then just press play to watch or pick a different video in the series from the choices at the bottom.

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What is it about?

If you're a fan of The Economist, then you must check out The Economist Films. This app provides you with a ton of different documentaries produced by The Economist and they all have a different global theme that answers questions that many may have, but have been afraid to ask and do the research on. Each film is a combination of analysis, journalistic reporting from The Economist reporters, and even has a dash of humor. There's always something interesting here, and you never know what you'll end up learning from it.

For those who...

  • Enjoy documentaries
  • Are fans of The Economist
  • Want to learn about the future if we remain on the course that we are on

Not for those who...

  • You don't care about how the future is impacted by the present and past
  • You aren't fans of The Economist
  • You don't like documentaries

Why we love it

The Economist has always been an interesting magazine, and they provide excellent and interesting documentaries that are worth watching.

App Details

Last updated
May 11, 2016
Release date
May 11, 2016
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What do the jobs of tomorrow look like? Can you make meat without animals? Will startups take us to the stars? What’s the best way to regulate drugs? What if malaria drugs stop working? What does the future hold? Economist Films makes short, mind-stretching documentaries that examine big global themes. Each one combines analysis, on-the-ground reporting and a dash of humour to capture the essence of The Economist, the leading current-affairs newspaper, in video form. Download the app and tune in to gain a broader understanding of the forces shaping the future. Available to view: “Global Compass”: a series that examines the countries and people pioneering new approaches to persistent social problems, from prison reform to drugs policy to providing low-cost health care “Future Works”: a series that looks at the people doing jobs of the future today, including civilian drone operators, e-sports superstars and bionic-limb designers “The World in 2016”: find out about the big themes that will dominate the news agenda, before they happen

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