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Life and debt / produced and directed by Stephanie Black ; narration written by Jamaica Kincaid ; a Tuff Gong Pictures production.

Black, Stephanie. (Added Author). Kincaid, Jamaica. (Added Author). Manley, Michael, 1924-1997 (Added Author). Fisher, Stanley. (Added Author). Aristide, Jean-Bertrand. (Added Author). Sayeed, Malik. (Added Author). Kibbe, Kyle. (Added Author). Lannaman, Richard. (Added Author). Nepomniaschy, Alex. (Added Author). Mullen, John. (Added Author). Becker, Belinda. (Added Author). Mutabaruka, 1952- (Added Author). Kincaid, Jamaica. Small place. (Added Author). New Yorker Video (Firm) (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch DVD 337.7292 LIFE (Text) 39391005954282 DVD Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1567303110
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color and some black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Collectors ed., Letterbox ed.
  • Publisher: New York : New Yorker Video, [2003]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Human Rights Video Project"--cover.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2001.
Narration based on A small place by Jamaica Kincaid.
Special features: additional footage from Michael Manley's interview ; director's commentary ; photo gallery on the international anti-globalization movement ; trailer ; music video: Mr. Heartless ; information on CD soundtrack.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematography, Malik Sayeed, Kyle Kibbe, Richard Lannaman, Alex Nepomniaschy ; editor, John Mullen ; music, Mutabaruka.
Participant or Performer Note:
Interviews with Michael Manley, Stanley Fisher, Jean-Bertrand Aristide ; narrator, Belinda Becker.
Summary, etc.:
Jamaica became an independent country from Great Britain in 1962. It is the land of sea, sand and sun, but it is also a prime example of the complexities of economic globalization on the world's developing countries. Effectively portrays the relationship between Jamaican poverty and the practices of international lending agencies, such as the International Monetary Fund, while driving home the devastating consequences of globalization.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
Language Note:
Closed-captioned in English.
Subject: Jamaica > Economic conditions.
Jamaica > Social conditions.
Globalization > Social aspects.
International Monetary Fund > Jamaica.
World Bank > Jamaica.
Kincaid, Jamaica > Film and video adaptations.
Genre: Documentary films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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