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The Debt of Dictators

Exposes the irresponsible lending to brutal dictators by multinational financial institutions. Revealing the widespread impoverishment resulting from these debts, the film transports viewers to Argentina, South Africa, and the Philippines, where essential services have been sacrificed in order to repay these illegitimate loans. In each of the cases, the government pays more in servicing the foreign debts than it does on all essential social services combined. Makes a compelling case for the forgiveness of foreign loans accrued by some of history's worst dictators, debts that exacerbate the suffering of the victims of the dictators and the institutions that profited from their rule. Argentina (10 min.) -- South Africa (18 min.) -- The Philippines (17 min.). Written, directed and produced by Erling Borgen.c2005. 45 min.
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