Life And Debt (2001) - Rotten Tomatoes

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

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Powerfully illustrates what globalization has been doing to underdeveloped countries around the world.

August 20, 2007 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
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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.

August 20, 2007 | Full Review…
Variety
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Talking heads are intercut to synthesise theory and practice, but as an economic diatribe this is a bit patronising and not wholly persuasive.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
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It's mostly persuasive in the position it argues.

March 1, 2002 | Rating: 2.5/4
Globe and Mail
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... after viewing Life and Debt, the audience's way of seeing things has been quietly and powerfully changed.

February 26, 2002 | Rating: 3/4
Seattle Times
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The damning commentary and revelations about the perils of globalization, not just for Jamaica but developing countries the world over, do come across loud and clear.

February 8, 2002 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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