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1 hr. 20 min.

Plot Summary
"Life and Debt" is a searing documentary from director Stephanie Black that examines the ways that policies of the International Monetary Fund (I.M.F.), the World Bank, and other aid organizations have changed the Jamaican economy over the past 25 years.

Cast: Belinda Becker

Director: Stephanie Black

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: New Yorker Films

Life and Debt (2001)

Release Date: September 21st, 2001|1 hr. 20 min.

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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's an intelligent movie about economics. As such, it would probably make more sense to have it reviewed by economists than film critics. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    What's frustrating for the viewer who wants to support the Jamaican economy is that "Life and Debt" does not suggest how Jamaica-lovers can help the island's citizens. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    This is a sophisticated and unsettling documentary marred only by a voice-over taken from the writings of Jamaica Kincaid. show more

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