An unorthodox marriage between capitalism and charity, The Grand Experiment tracks a social innovation that promises to solve society’s most intractable problems. Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) have made strange bedfellows: social workers and Wall Street bankers, the homeless and venture capitalists, conservative and liberal politicians. From the halls of power to the struggling underclass, The Grand Experiment follows an unusual cast of characters as they attempt to tackle everything from crime to homelessness to unemployment. They are at the heart of an international revolution using profit motivation to rectify social inequality.

Format: Feature Documentary 90 mins


Produced by HitPlay Productions

Director/Producer Nadine Pequeneza
Cinematographer Stan Barua
Editor Sarah Bachinski and Ricardo Acosta

Produced by HitPlay Productions in association with TVO and Knowledge Network and with the participation of CMF, Rogers Documentary Fund, OMDC Film Fund, Telefilm Theatrical Documentary Fund, The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, and the Ontario Media Development Corporation Film and Television Tax Credit.

Supported by Hot Docs Deal Maker and Sheffield Meet Market.