Life and Debt – Globalization and Jamaica

posted on July 19th, 2007 by in Movie

We first came across that multiple-award-winning film by director Stephanie Black, when we saw the official poster hanging on the wall at Tuff Gong on Marcus Garvey Road, Kingston, Jamaica, in early 2004. Unfortunately, there were no more copies of the VHS/DVD available back then and all our endeavours to get one haven´t been successful since then.
Today, a friend of ours send us a link to what looks like an authorized full-length version of “Life and Debt” on Google Video. Even though the video quality is quite poor, it´s well worth watching.
The film tells how “the complexity of international lending, structural adjustment policies and free trade will be understood in the context of the day-to-day realities of the (Jamaican) people whose lives they impact”.
Please also take a look at the official website of the film: www.lifeanddebt.org which gives you links to finally get the DVD featuring a whole leap of additional footage.