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(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Movie: WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn

Where You Can Stream It: Hulu, starting April 2.

The Pitch: A documentary that chronicles the rise and fall of WeWork, a commercial real estate company that inexplicably became valued at billions of dollars – before everything came crashing down.

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: WeWork is almost like a companion piece to the dueling FyreFestival documentaries – portraits of big ideas that were never fully, or realistically, realized, ultimately resulting in disaster. It’s a fascinating story that’s slickly, but sometimes slightly, told by filmmaker Jed Rothstein.

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wework documentary trailer

How much of a scandal could a company that rents desks really create? The rise and fall of WeWork was more of an amusingly bad business story than an example of dangerous fraud, but the new Hulu documentary WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn asks if that’s all there was to it. Watch the WeWork documentary trailer below.

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