Traders’ Dreams

58 min.
Also available as 52 or 80 min.

This programme tells the story of people from different countries who change their lives in order to become rich and happy through the worldwide fever for Internet auctions such as eBay. The film interweaves their eBay stories with a global finance thriller in a surprising and entertaining fashion.

Traders’ Dreams

Traders’ Dreams

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The world as a global department store: five astounding stories from different corners of the globe – stories of winners and losers, of trading and hoping, of success and promise. This is an illuminating expedition into the heart of eBay headquarters.

More than 200 million people use eBay, the largest Internet auction house worldwide. Each day, hundreds more join those ranks, ready to change their lives and find happiness in the world of virtual commerce. Filmmakers Marcus Vetter and Stefan Tolz spent more than a year observing people in their attempts to fulfill their eBay dreams. Traders’ Dreams interweaves personal eBay stories with a global finance thriller in a surprising and entertaining fashion.

It’s a film about the philosophy behind the “eBay system” and how eBay affects the future of the trading business globally. How close are we to realizing the phenomenal dream of a system in which everyone can win?

Directors Marcus Vetter & Stefan Tolz
Producer Stefan Tolz
Produced by Filmquadrat in associon with ZDF & NDR, Arte, TSR & SBS
Duration 58 min.
Year of Production 2007
Original Title Traders’ Dreams
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