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Life and Debt (2001)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 28 February 2003 (UK)
Documentary look at the effects of globalization on Jamaican industry and agriculture.

Director:

Stephanie Black

Writers:

Jamaica Kincaid (narration), Jamaica Kincaid (novel)
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Cast

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

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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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Special heartfelt gratitude to the interviewees who share the truth with such eloquence. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The North Pole Deception (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Give Them the Ride
(Morgan Heritage Remix)
Written by Miguel Collins, Bobby Dixon and Coxsone Dodd (as Clement Dodd)
Performed by Sizzla
Published by XTM Sounds Publishing (ASCAP)/Zaboughabi Music/Crage Music/Jamree Music
Courtesy of the Royalty Network, Inc.
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very powerful and interesting !
26 February 2005 | by elnara11See all my reviews

The movie makes you think and question the motives of rich and powerful organizations. If you care at least a little bit about what's happening in the world, you should definitely take the time to see this movie. It talks about the negative effects of globalization in developing countries. Perfect example of "the rich are getting richer because the poor are getting poorer." Shows the social implications of IMF policies and the human tragedy, Economic strangling of developing countries, total dominance over them financially, abuse of power, leaving no other choice but to agree to the terrible terms of big organizations. Many ordinary workers speak up.

Great movie !


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Life & Debt See more »

Filming Locations:

Jamaica See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$263,107

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$263,107
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Production Co:

Tuff Gong Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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