Bill Ackman & Herbalife – World Premiere Of Betting On Zero
Written and Directed by Ted Braun (Darfur Now)
A Zipper Brothers Production, Produced by Academy Award winners Glen Zipper & Ralph Zipper (Undefeated) and Devin Adair
Synopsis: Allegations of corporate criminality and Wall Street vendettas swirl throughout this riveting financial docu-thriller.
Bill Ackman’s crusade to expose Herbalife
Controversial hedge fund titan Bill Ackman is on a crusade to expose global nutritional giant Herbalife as the largest pyramid scheme in history, arguing the company targets working class Latino communities with a “business opportunity” that is nothing more than a scheme to recruit more sellers, not actual buyers.
Meanwhile, Herbalife execs defend their product as a genuine opportunity, one that offers a path to both health and wealth. They accuse Ackman of being an unadorned market manipulator out to bankrupt them in order to make a killing off his billion dollar short position against the company. Amidst rhetoric of the “greater good” on both sides, who has the moral standing with so much financial incentive clouding the waters?
Ted Braun’s (DARFUR NOW) documentary presents a high-stakes chess game between the corporation and the individual that moves between the ethically fluid world of high finance and boots on the ground lives where the battle plays out with startling immediacy. Probing themes of fraud, greed, and the cost of profit, BETTING ON ZERO is an engrossing deep dive into the moral complexities raised when astronomical sums of money- and no less than the American Dream itself- are on the line.
Betting on Zero, directed and written by Ted Braun. (USA) – World Premiere. Allegations of corporate criminality and high-stakes Wall Street vendettas swirl throughout this riveting financial docu-thriller. Controversial hedge fund titan Bill Ackman is on a crusade to expose global nutritional giant Herbalife as the largest pyramid scheme in history while Herbalife execs claim Ackman is a market manipulator out to bankrupt them and make a killing off his billion dollar short.
World Premiere in the World Documentary Competition section at Regal Theatre 10 on Thursday, April 14 at 8:45 PM (Public)
Regal Theatre 4 on Friday, April 15 at 11:30 AM (P&I)
Regal Theatre 9 on Saturday, April 16 at 4:30 PM (Public)
Regal Theatre 9 on Tuesday, April 19 at 7:30 PM (Public)
BMCC Tribeca PAC Theatre on Wednesday, April 20 at 5:30 PM (Public)
Regal Theatre 7 on Friday, April 22 at 10:15 AM (P&I)
*Limited press tickets available to public screenings*