Life & Debt

A FILM BY Stephanie Black

Devastating, artful and intelligent.
-Lenora Tordaro, The Village Voice
Powerful... the clearest analysis of globalization and its negative effects that I have ever seen.
-Stephen Holden, The New York Times


Jamaica - land of sea, sand and sun. And a prime example of the complexities of economic globalization on the world's developing countries. Using conventional and non-conventional documentary techniques, this searing film dissects the "mechanism of debt" that is destroying local agriculture and industry in Third World countries while substituting sweat-shops and cheap imports. With a voice-over narration written by Jamaica Kincaid, adapted from her non-fiction book "A Small Place", LIFE AND DEBT is an unapologetic look at the "new world order," from the point of view of Jamaican workers, farmers, government and policy officials who see the reality of globalization from the ground up.

Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary, World Cinema
Running Time: 86 min.
Year: 2001
Status: Expired


Stephanie Black