[Videolib] Life and Debt

From: <ghandman@library.berkeley.edu>
Date: Wed May 20 2009 - 10:53:24 PDT

Hello all

I had a nice chat with Stephanie Black, filmmaker of Life & Debt
(previously dist by New Yorker). Here's what she has to say about sales.

---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: Life and Debt - Limited Copies for Educational Use
From: stephanieblack@mindspring.com
Date: Wed, May 20, 2009 10:45 am
To: "Gary Handman" <ghandman@library.berkeley.edu>

Limited Copies of Life and Debt Available for Educational Use

Stephen Holden of [The New York
writes, "As Stephanie Black's powerful documentary _Life and Debt_
illustrates with an impressive (and depressing) acuity, globalization can
have a devastating impact on third world countries. The movie offers the
clearest analysis of globalization and its negative effects that I've ever
seen on a movie or television screen."

The award-winning _Life and Debt_ is a feature-length documentary case
study which addresses the impact of the International Monetary Fund, the
World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and current globalization
policies on a developing country such as Jamaica. Utilizing excerpts from
"A Small Place" by Jamaica Kincaid, _Life and Debt_ is a woven tapestry
of sequences focusing on the stories of individual Jamaicans whose
strategies for survival and parameters of day-to-day existence are
determined by the U.S. and other foreign economic agendas.

With twenty-five years of "help" from the International Monetary Fund and
the World Bank intended to bring Third World nations such as Jamaica into
the fold of free market economies, these "restructuring" policies have
crippled Jamaica's efforts toward self-reliant development while enriching
the lenders. This searing film is an unapologetic look at the "new world
order" from the point of view of Jamaican workers and farmers, as well as
government and policy officials. _Life and Debt_ features interviews with
Former Prime Minister Michael Manley, Former Deputy Director of the
International Monetary Fund Stanley Fischer, and short commentary by
Former President of Haiti Jean-Bertrand Aristide and Former President of
Ghana Jerry Rawlings. Yet the articulate voices of those impacted by the
 policies of globalization are featured foremost.

About the DVD

The DVD is a true collector's edition, including additional footage from
the last on-camera interview with Michael Manley, an international photo
montage of the post-Seattle Anti-Globalization movement and insightful
director's commentary.

**Special Features:**
  Additional Footage from Michael Manley's Interview
  Director's Commentary
  Music Video "Mr. Heartless" by Anthony B.
  Photo Gallery on the International Anti-Globalization Movement
  Soundtrack Excerpts
  Original Theatrical Trailer

[_Life and Debt_ trailer](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWPkOUxxm4M)

[_Life and Debt_ website](http://www.lifeanddebt.org/index.html)

Order the DVD for Educational Use

_Life and Debt_ DVD 86 Min + Extras Color 16:9 Stereo Audio

Licensed for public performance. Social Sciences, Labor, Economics,
History, Agriculture, Film, Caribbean Studies.

$250 (plus $4.95 for 2-day priority shipping)

**To order _Life and Debt_ for educational use, please send a check for
$254.95 to**

Tuff Gong Pictures
135 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10013

To ensure prompt delivery, please send confirmation of your order to

For additional questions or to be invoiced, please email
stephanieblack@mindspring.com or call (212) 925-6528

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