Three centuries after Adam Smith coined the term “the invisible hand” to describe the self-regulating nature of markets, The Invisible Heart tracks the birth of a new financial market, one that promises to solve society’s most complex, intractable problems. Filmed over three years — in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom — The Invisible Heart explores a social innovation that has won the backing of both conservative and liberal governments, support from renowned philanthropists like the Rockefeller Foundation, and buy-in from Wall Street’s biggest investment bank, Goldman Sachs. An unorthodox marriage between capitalism and charity, Social Impact Bonds 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 Invisible Heart follows an unusual cast of characters as they attempt to tackle everything from crime to homelessness to poverty.
Format: Feature Documentary 90 mins
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Produced by HitPlay Productions
Executive Producer Avi Federgreen
Director/Producer Nadine Pequeneza
Cinematographer Stan Barua
Editor Sarah Bachinski
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.