In the worst global financial crisis since WWII, most countries feel the pressure of a possible downgranding of their sovereign debt rating. Who are the agencies responsible for the ratings that should reflect each counry’s reliability and capability to repay its public debt? How reliable are the agencies themselves? What is the role of global monetary policies in the triggering of the so-called “currency wars”? This documentary explores and explains core issues of the global financial crisis,shedding light on hot yet elusive topics such as currency fluctations, oil price swings, and the new players- such as the Chinese banks and rating agencies- who can impact today’s and tomorrow’s economy.