In Oct. 2011, Japanese Corporation Olympus suddenly dismissed its president and CEO, British-born Michael Woodford - after 6 months into his tenure - for blowing the whistle on the 1.7 billion dollar fraud the company had been keeping secret for 20 years.
Woodford became the centre of media attention and his relentless media tactics and appeal for truth eventually led to arrests of the top three executives of the 93-year old Japanese company…
The Olympus scandal remains one of the most polarizing and mystifying corporate scandals in the world. It also tells the story of the ultimate East-West cultural showdown where different sets of values collided.
Click here to read a review from the DocEdge Film Festival in Wellington.
Festivals and Awards:
* 2016: Official selection, DOCEDGE Film Festival (May 2016, Wellington & Auckland, New Zealand)
* 2016: FIPA - official selection in the category "Grand Reportage & Investigation" of the 29th edition of the festival.