Secret City investigates the power wielded by the Corporation of London and uncovers a kind of secret governance of the City of London through which London's position at the centre of global finance is sustained. This documentary by academics and filmmakers Michael Chanan and Lee Salter exposes the Corporation's anti-democratic constitution and the ancient laws which allow it to function like a state within a state. It explores how the Corporation of London, a body older than Parliament, has played a key historical role in protecting and promoting the interests of financial capital up to and including the crisis today. The film is not just for Londoners - the role of this Secret City concerns everyone.
- Michael Chanan
- 72 min