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Fault Lines: Egypt and the US - Full Episode

WATCH: Fault Lines investigates Egypt’s relationship with the US in the wake of its July 2013 military coup

Topics:
International
Egypt
Foreign policy

Fault Lines: Dying Inside, Elderly in Prison - Full Episode

WATCH: Fault Lines investigates America’s financially strapped prisons and their struggle to deal with older inmates

Topics:
U.S.
Elderly
Prison

Fault Lines: Baltimore, Anatomy of an American City - Full Episode

WATCH: Fault Lines investigates the interplay of race, poverty and incarceration in a US election year

Topics:
U.S.
Baltimore
Race & Ethnicity

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Meet the families of Mexico’s disappeared

Mothers, fathers and wives tell stories of how their loved ones vanished—and what little they know of their whereabouts

Topics:
International
Mexico
Human Rights

Missing students force Mexico’s forgotten crimes to surface

Families and human rights workers question if high profile disappearances will bring overdue investigations and answers

Topics:
International
Mexico
Human Rights

Can medical marijuana solve our opioid addiction problem?

Patient testimonials and a small body of research suggest cannabis can be used to lessen the dependence on painkillers

Topics:
U.S.
Marijuana
Prescription Drugs


LATEST EPISODE

Wall Street Landlords

Fault Lines investigates how Wall Street firms are returning to communities hardest-hit by the foreclosure crisis with a new bet on housing.



The Novshadyan family rented a home in Sun Valley, California, from Invitation Homes, a subsidiary of the Blackstone Group. They moved out within two months because of a mold growing in the house. With their belongings trapped inside the house, the family can't get back in and has developed flu-like symptoms believed to be caused by mold exposure. They're pictured in front of their current residence.
Nicole Salazar for Al Jazeera America

Private equity firms and hedge funds are buying up tens of thousands of foreclosed homes and converting them into rental properties. And they are creating one of the fastest growing financial investments by securitizing their tenants' rent checks.

It has been six years since the foreclosure crisis devastated millions of American families. And now, many former homeowners are renting from Wall Street. It's a landlord's market, and rents are rising across the country.

Fault Lines travels to California and Georgia to investigate if Wall Street’s rental gamble could jumpstart the economy or lay the foundation for a new crisis.


CREDITS:
Executive Producer: Mathieu Skene, Senior Producer: Carrie Lozano @carrielozano, Correspondent: Anjali Kamat @anjucomet, Producer: Nicole Salazar @nicoleasalazar, Director of Photography: Omar Mullick @cerulean_blue, Additional Photography: Paul Abowd @PaulAbowd, Joel Van Haren @joelvanharen, Thierry Humeau @telecamfilms, Nicole Salazar Editor: Adrienne Haspel @adihaspel, Warwick Meade @warwickmeade Digital Producer: Nikhil Swaminathan @sw4mi Production Managers: Shannon Stanley @ShanStan, Dana Merwin @dana_merwin Production Assistance: Mark Kurlyandchik @MKurlyandchik, Sara Lafleur-Vetter @lafleurius

More from this Episode

More on Wall Street and Housing

Wall Street's teetering new rental empire

The rise of rent-backed securities ensures we'll have another crash

Topics:
U.S. Financial Crisis
Real Estate Market
Wall Street

Study: Millennials can afford homes, but aren't buying

Stagnating wages, high unemployment are keeping millennials out of the housing market, even where they can afford to buy

Topics:
Housing
Jobs & Unemployment
U.S.

The new kings of Crown Heights

Private equity firms gamble on rent-stabilized housing in Brooklyn, New York, and long-time tenants lose out

Topics:
U.S.
Gentrification
Wall Street

Previous Episodes

Chasing Bail

Fault Lines examines America's bail bond industry, and how money determines who stays behind bars while awaiting trial.

Topics:
U.S.
Crime
Poverty

Space, Inc.

Fault Lines explores what happens when corporations go in search of profits in the unregulated territory that is space.

Topics:
Space
International
U.S.

Children At Work

Fault Lines’s Wab Kinew investigates how children are hired by US agriculture to help put food on America’s tables.

Topics:
Economy


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We live in a world run through with Fault Lines. Al Jazeera's Fault Lines takes you beyond the headlines and holds the powerful to account, as we examine the US' role in the world.


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