The Sandstorm Report (deleted scene)
Prem Sikka’s court case for the release of the Sandstorm Report. The Sandstorm report was the name of the secret report submitted on June 22, 1991 by financial consultants Price Waterhouse to the Bank of England, showing that the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) had engaged in widespread fraud, and that organizations regarded as terrorist groups had maintained several accounts in BCCI in London, with the apparent knowledge of the British and American intelligence community. Sandstorm was Price Waterhouse's codename for BCCI. The British government attempted to suppress the release of the Sandstorm Report.
The Sandstorm Report is available here: http://visar.csustan.edu/aaba/BCCISandstormRelease.html
The Origins of Offshore (deleted scene)
Michael Hudson explains the origins of offshore.
Peter Cain Interview
Peter Cain interview for the documentary film "The Spider's Web". This interview did not make the final cut, however Peter Cain's work is essential in providing an understanding of the City of London from a historical perspective. We highly recommend his co-authored work "British Imperialism: 1688-2015", which is one of the sources for the Spider's Web documentary.
Peter Cain is a British historian well known for his radical critiques of imperialism. He is the co-author of the book British Imperialism, a book described as “a milestone in the understanding of British history and imperialism.”
Nicholas Shaxson Interview
Nicholas Shaxson is the author of the acclaimed book Treasure Islands, an extensive éxpose on the global consequences of tax havens, which served as the main source for The Spider's Web documentary. He has written for The Financial Times, Reuters, Vanity Fair, the Economist and the BBC, as well as many other publications.
John Christensen Interview
John Christensen is the co-founder and executive director of the Tax Justice Network. His investigations into the role of tax havens in the globalised economy started in 1978, and have included fourteen years working on the tax haven of Jersey. He is a vocal critic of tax havens and is today described as Jersey's most prominent dissident. John Christensen is also a co-producer of The Spider's Web documentary.
Attiya Waris Interview
Attiya Waris Interview for the documentary film "The Spider's Web". Dr. Attiya Waris is a Kenyan academic whose interests include tax justice and human rights in developing countries. She is the Author of a number of books and articles on development, tax and human rights in developing countries.
Michael Hudson Interview
Michael Hudson interview for the documentary film "The Spider's Web".
Michael Hudson is a former Wall Street analyst and consultant, he is a Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri. He is one of the world's leading economists and acts as an economic advisor to governments worldwide.
Ronen Palan Interview
Ronen Palan Interview for the documentary film "The Spider's Web".
Ronen Palan is a professor at City University in London. He has written numerous books and articles on tax havens and the world of offshore. He is a founding editor of the Review of International Political Economy.
Eva Joly Interview
Eva Joly is a French anti-corruption activist, magistrate and MEP for the Europe Écologie political party. She is the Vice-Chair of the Panama Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion. She was an investigating magistrate in a number of high profile corruption cases, including the Elf Scandal, which the UK Guardian called ‘the biggest fraud inquiry in Europe since the Second World War…’.
Prem Sikka Interview
Prem Sikka interview for the documentary film "The Spider's Web".
Prem Sikka is Professor of Accounting at the University of Essex. He is a prolific writer and a vocal critique of the abuses of the accountancy and finance professions. He is the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the British Accounting and Finance Association.
Alex Cobham Interview
Alex Cobham interview for the documentary film "The Spider's Web".
Alex Cobham is the Director of the Tax Justice Network and a visiting fellow at King’s College London IDI. He is on the board of trustees of numerous charities and research bodies. He publishes extensively on illicit financial flows, taxation and inequality.