Life and debt

Genre : Social
Type : Documentary
Ouvrage source : Au fond de la rivière, suivi de Petite île
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2001
Format : Feature

Jamaica - land of sea, sand and sun. And a prime example of the impact economic globalization can have on a developing country. Using conventional and unconventional documentary techniques, this searing film dissects the "mechanism of debt" that is destroying local agriculture and industry while substituting sweatshops and cheap imports. With a voice-over narration written by Jamaica Kincaid, adapted from her 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.

Stephanie Black, USA, 2001, 86m

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