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Year: 2001
UK: Axiom Films Ltd
Cast: Belinda Becker, Jamaica Kincaid (narrators)
Director: Stephanie Black
Country: USA
UK: 85 mins
UK Certificate: PG contains mild violence
UK Release Date: 28 February 2003


Utilizing excerpts from the award-winning non-fiction text "A Small Place" by Jamaica Kincaid, LIFE AND DEBT is a woven tapestry of sequences focusing on the stories of individual Jamaicans whose strategies for survival and parameters of day-to-day existence are determined by the U.S. and other foreign economic agendas. By combining traditional documentary telling with a stylized narrative framework, the complexity of international lending, structural adjustment policies and free trade will be understood in the context of the day-to-day realities of the people whose lives they impact.

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