Life And Debt (2001)
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Using Jamaica as its focus, filmmaker Stephanie Black presents an in-depth examination of the impact of the International Monetary Fund's global economic policies on a developing nation's economy. The program represents the views of Jamaican workers and farmers, as well as government officials and policy experts.
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Critic Reviews for Life And Debt
Powerfully illustrates what globalization has been doing to underdeveloped countries around the world.
This case study of globalization's effects on Jamaica is a timely, never dull piece of agitprop that comes off as a cross between Godard's social protest docs and The Harder They Come.
Talking heads are intercut to synthesise theory and practice, but as an economic diatribe this is a bit patronising and not wholly persuasive.
... after viewing Life and Debt, the audience's way of seeing things has been quietly and powerfully changed.
Audience Reviews for Life And Debt
It's pretty one-sided, but if you want to see the how the IMF and World Bank screws third world countries, this is it.
documentary about the effects of the global economy/banking system on jamaica, like the way the narration is in first person speaking directly to an audience in the first world
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