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Screening: Life and Debt (2001)
January 26, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
LIFE AND DEBT (2001, Dir. Stephanie Black, US, 80’) is that rare breed of documentary which succeeds in both educating and informing its viewers on a complex topic while also entertaining them from start to finish. Thanks in part to the stunning natural beauty of Jamaica, Life and Debt is a cinematically beautiful masterpiece which explores the inherent contradictions and hypocrisies of neo-liberal ideas of development by examining the effects of IMF imposed structural adjustment policies on the idyllic island paradise of Jamaica. Sadly, for most Jamaicans, the paradise tourists enjoy is more like a living hell for those who live in it. (lifeanddebt.org)
Debt: Our Commons Problem documentary film series
From mortgages to payday loans to student debt to moral obligations, how does debt shape our lives and our society? And how can we overcome it? Join us for provocative films, followed by moderated discussion. A collaboration betweenThe Radical Imagination Project and the Cinema Politica Network and the Halifax Public Libraries.
All screenings are held at the new Central Branch of the Halifax Public Library at 7pm and are free and open to the public.
January 12, 7pm – Debt Trap (2008) and In the Red (2014)
January 26, 7pm – Life and Debt (2001)
February 9, 7pm – Payback (2011)