Synopsis

SYNOPSIS

Jamaica, land of sea, sand and sun. And a prime example of the complexities of economic globalization on the world's developing countries.

Using conventional and non-conventional documentary techniques, this searing film dissects the mechanism of debt that is destroying local agriculture and industry in Third World countries while substituting them with sweat-shops and cheap imports. With a voice-over narration written by Jamaica Kincaid, adapted from her non-fiction book A Small Place, Life and Debt is an unapologetic look at the new world order from the point of view of Jamaican workers, farmers, government and policy officials, who see the reality of globalization from the ground up.

The documentary film includes interviews with Former Prime Minister Michael Manley, Deputy Director of the International Monetary Fund Stanley Fischer, and short commentary by President of Haiti-Jean-Bertrand Aristide and Former President of Ghana-Jerry Rawlings. But the articulate voices of those impacted by the policies of globalization are foremost.

USA, 2001
86 min., Unrated
In English
Color


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STEPHANIE BLACK
MALIK SAYEED
KYLE KIBBE
RICHARD LANNAMAN
ALEX NEPOMNIASCHY
JAMAICA KINCAID BASED ON A SMALL PLACE (C) 1987
BELINDA BECKER
JOHN MULLEN
JON STEFANSSON
SUZANNE BAUMAN
NEAL USATIN
SARAH MANLEY
JOHN BENTHAM
CALEB MOSE
BRENDA RAY
JONATHAN WEAVER
CHRIS BROWNE
ELLIN BAUMEL
NEAL USATIN
PETER PACKER
JEREMY FRANCIS (JA)
BETSY BLAKEMORE (NYC)
EARL BROWN
TALAWAH LEVY
VICTOR PATTERSON
ROY BUCHANAN
WINFRED "SOLJIE" HENRY
NOEL DEAN, CARLEENE SAMUELS
MICHELLE STEWART
MICHAEL WITTER, HORACE LEVY
MR. GUNN, MR. ELVIE
CHRIS BROWNE
RICHARD CHISOLM
TALAWAH LEVY
KK
ABOUDJA
DON MCGREGOR
MICHAEL BOYLE
JAKE DIAMOND
NICHOLAS STONE
IFEONA FULANI
KAREN WILLIAMS
BEN HILLMAN
LISA CRAFTS
JUSTIN GIRARD
SHANNON CLARK
ALYCE HRAKBAK
NATE POMMER
DONNA CLARKE
KELLI BOYLES
GARRETT BADERINWA
LAURYN NAKAMURA
SEAN JOHN
CARLEENE SAMUELS
SKY SITNEY
COLL ANDERSON
ANDREW BRACKEN
BLAKE LEYH
KIMEBERLY MCCORD
FRANK MORRONE
DUSTIN HUDSON
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