Life and Debt

Life and Debt

DVD - 2003
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Jamaica became an independent country from Great Britain in 1962. It is the land of sea, sand and sun, but it is also a prime example of the complexities of economic globalization on the world's developing countries. Effectively portrays the relationship between Jamaican poverty and the practices of international lending agencies, such as the International Monetary Fund, while driving home the devastating consequences of globalization.
Publisher: New York : New Yorker Video, [2003]
Edition: Collectors ed., Letterbox ed
ISBN: 9781567303117
1567303110
Branch Call Number: DVD 972.9206 LI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sd., col. and some b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Life + debt
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billmace
Apr 08, 2011

I loved this film!
Real life examples of how trade agreements and the powerful global elite negatively impact everyday people. A good portrayal of the trade inequalities inherent in "free" trade agreements.

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hertz
Apr 07, 2011

The DVD must be scratched, encountered numerous freezes while trying to watch. The premise was intriguing, and despite the anti-Western tone of the narrator would have been keen to be able to see this one through.

tomato Aug 24, 2010

Very good.

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