What happens when capitalism and charity intersect? From Wall Street to life on the street, The Invisible Heart tracks the birth of social impact bonds. An unorthodox marriage between government services and private-sector investments, this burgeoning financial model promises to solve society’s most complex problems, from crime to homelessness – but is it delivering? Set in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, this is compelling documentary weighs the ethics of putting human rights causes like housing and education in a relationship with capitalist interest. By examining this form of impact investing from the viewpoint of multiple stakeholders, the film raises all the important questions about the role of the state and the role of markets.
Featuring Sir Ronald Cohen, J.B. Pritzker, Andrea Philips, Michelle Stewin, LaTonya and Reginald Rounsaville, Brigitte Witkowski, Math Radfar, John Carty, Mildred Warner, David Macdonald, Caroline Mason, Larry Brown.
Presented by Indiecan Entertainment, Telefilm and the Rogers Group of Funds through the Theatrical Documentary Program, in association with The Invisible Heart Outreach Partners.
Director/Writer Nadine Pequeneza
Producer Nadine Pequeneza
Executive Producer Jane Jankovic for TVO
Cinematographer Stan Barua CSC
Sound Recordists Jeff Reyes and David Draper
Editor Sarah Bachinski
Composer Alex Khaskin
Produced by HitPlay Productions in association with TVO, Knowledge Network and ICI RDI, and with the participation of CMF, Rogers Documentary Fund, OMDC Film 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.