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Life and Debt (2001)

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Documentary look at the effects of globalization on Jamaican industry and agriculture.

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Credited cast:
Belinda Becker ...
Narrator (voice)
Buju Banton ...
Himself - Singer
Horst Köhler ...
Himself - Director, International Monetary Fund (archive footage) (as Horst Kohler)
Michael Manley ...
Himself - Former Prime Minister of Jamaica
Stanley Fischer ...
Himself - Deputy Director International Monetary Fund
Michael Witter ...
Himself - Professor of Economics, University of West Indies (as Dr. Michael Witter)
David Coore ...
Himself - Former Minister of Finance, Jamaica
...
Himself - President of the United States (archive footage)
Jean-Bertrand Aristide ...
Himself - President, Haiti
Yami Bolo ...
Himself - Singer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Lipetzky ...
Himself - U.S. Potato Board (archive footage)
...
News Anchor
Jerry J. Rawlings ...
Himself - Former President, Ghana (archive footage) (as Jerry Rawlings)
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Documentary look at the effects of globalization on Jamaican industry and agriculture.

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28 February 2003 (UK)  »

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Life & Debt  »

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$1,902 (USA) (3 August 2001)

Gross:

$241,297 (USA) (22 March 2002)
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Narrator: "Jamaica was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493. Not too long after, it was settled by human rubbish from Europe, who used enslaved but noble and exalted human beings from Africa to satisfy their desire for wealth and power. Eventually the masters left, in a kind of way; eventually the salves were freed, in a kind of way. Of course, the whole thing is, once you cease to be master you're no longer human rubbish, you're just a human being and all the things that adds up to; so too with ...
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Written and Performed by Bob Marley
Published by Fifty-Six Hope Road Music, Ltd./Odnil Music, Ltd./Blue Mountain Music, Ltd. (PRS)
All rights for North and South America controlled and administered by Rykomusic, Inc. (ASCAP)
All rights for the rest of the world controlled and administered by Rykomusic, Ltd. (PRS)
Courtesy of the Island/Def Jam Music Group
All rights reserved
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Lots of painful accuracy
7 February 2003 | by (Kingston, Jamaica) – See all my reviews

As a development worker in Jamaica, I can say that there is a lot of painful accuracy in the movie. Yes, tourists do act that badly, almost unanimously if you only count the ones who spend their time here locked away in a guarded resort. And now over half of ever tax dollar goes to paying foreign debt...


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