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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
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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)
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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)

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$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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No Woman No Cry
Written by Vincent Ford
Performed by Dean Fraser
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)
Special permission RAS Records
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Excellent Movie!!
30 March 2002 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

I am actually waiting for this movie to become available on VHS. It would tie in perfectly with what I teach in my political economy class.

The movie clearly explains how rich countries can dominate poorer ones. It also causes one to re-think capitalism, competition and the "invisible hand."


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