FinCEN Files: Investigation into Dirty Money Transfers from Major Global Banks

At least $ 2 trillion in suspicious transactions were carried out between 2000 and 2017 by several major global banks. This is what an investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, made up of 400 journalists from the media in 88 countries, including the investigation units of Radio France and the newspaper Le Monde, reveals.
For their investigation, ICIJ journalists were able to obtain "suspicious activity reports". These are top-secret documents that US bank internal compliance officials send to US financial intelligence agencies when they detect questionable money transfers.

According to these documents, 2,000 billion dollars in suspicious transactions may have been carried out. It is dirty money linked to drugs, corruption, organized crime and terrorism.

Large banks are singled out like JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Bank of New York Mellon or HSBC. They ensure, however, that they make significant efforts to combat financial crime an…

Rapa Nui, a message of peace

Rapa Nui or Easter Island, a paradise lost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. This is the setting chosen by Pierre Plenet and the team of Oceania Films to tackle a concept to which everyone aspires without always being able to enjoy it: Peace. In the images filmed by the audiovisual company, the spectator will be able to soak up the peaceful atmosphere of the Grande Rapa and discover its original and itinerant concept for many years already, the Moai of Peace. The director hopes to release a 52-minute film or a 26-minute documentary series today.

Rapa Nui, a message of peace

Pierre Plenet began his audiovisual career alongside Jean-Raymond Bodin, in 1971. After trips to Rapa Nui in the 1990s, the famous local director offers exclusive images of the famous Moai de la Paix, which he had kept in the hope of making a film which he would title The Giant of Rapa Nui. Escape in a condensed picture of almost fourteen hours on Easter Island.



The first images are an introduction to the concept of the Moai of Peace proposed by Paul-Émile Victor. He uses a short extract from the book In Search of the Mana he prefaced, which was developed with François Le Calvez, Daniel Monconduit and Patrick Van Den Heede, during the trips they took to acquire knowledge about the 'Easter island. By their side, Pierre Plenet came to immortalize the scenes of extraordinary authenticity through the eye of his camera. Paul-Émile Victor therefore introduced the work and the future documentary with these words: i "The young people of Easter Island recently put in contact with the rest of the world were shocked by the alarming state of humanity , by his lack of love, by his lack of respect for others, by his lack of understanding of freedom."