The unsettling and eye-opening new documentary The China Hustle begins in the depths of the 2008 financial crisis, when investors on the fringes of the financial world feverishly sought new alternatives for high-return investments in the global markets. With Chinese indexes demonstrating explosive growth, the country suddenly emerged as a gold rush opportunity with one caveat: U.S. investors were prohibited from investing directly into the country’s market. Makeshift solutions led to a market frenzy, until one investor discovered the massive web of fraud left in its wake. A whistleblower on a covert mission to China investigated several companies, revealing that they were over-reporting their revenue by huge amounts. The fraud is gigantic, with a potential running into billions, posing a threat to the world economy. The China Hustle exposes the opportunistic greed behind the biggest heist you’ve never heard of, and rings the alarm on the need for transparency in an increasingly de-regulated financial world. Executive produced in part by Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) and directed by Jed Rothstein (Before the Spring After the Fall).