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The Resource Life and Debt, a Tuff Gong Pictures production ; a film by Stephanie Black ; produced and directed by Stephanie Black ; narration written by Jamaica Kincaid

Life and Debt, a Tuff Gong Pictures production ; a film by Stephanie Black ; produced and directed by Stephanie Black ; narration written by Jamaica Kincaid

Label
Life and Debt
Title
Life and Debt
Statement of responsibility
a Tuff Gong Pictures production ; a film by Stephanie Black ; produced and directed by Stephanie Black ; narration written by Jamaica Kincaid
Title variation
  • Life + Debt
  • Life & Debt
Contributor
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
Narrator
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This documentary examines the effects of World Bank and the International Monetary Fund loans on the infrastructure Jamaica established in the wake of independence from the UK in 1962. Seven billion in debt (circa 2000), Jamaica has seen its agricultural industries laid to waste by the impossibility of competing with subsidized, multi-national American based companies. The poverty of an "average" Jamaican in a shantytown near Kingston is in stark contrast to the luxurious tropical fantasy paradise experienced by tourists in posh Montego Bay. In a dog-eat-dog global economy, the US and its multinational corporate clients have all the advantages, while Jamaica has no agriculture, no industry, and no tax base--only ever-growing debt
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography by Malik Sayeed and three others ; edited by John Mullen
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
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Language note
In English with optional English subtitles; Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Narration read by Belinda Becker; interviews with Michael Manley, Stanley Fischer, Michael Witter, David Coore, Jerry Rawlings, Jean-Bertrand Aristide
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1924-1997
  • 1947-2020
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  • Black, Stephanie
  • Becker, Belinda
  • Manley, Michael
  • Fischer, Stanley
  • Witter, Michael
  • Aristide, Jean-Bertrand
  • Coore, David H.
  • Rawlings, Jerry J.
  • Sayeed, Malik
  • Mullen, John
  • Kincaid, Jamaica
  • Tuff Gong Pictures
  • New Yorker Video (Firm)
Runtime
86
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  • Kincaid, Jamaica
  • International Monetary Fund
  • World Trade Organization
  • Globalization
  • Globalization
  • Globalization
  • Anti-globalization movement
  • Investments, Foreign
  • International business enterprises
  • International trade
  • Jamaica
  • Jamaica
  • Globalization
  • Jamaica
  • Kincaid, Jamaica
  • International Monetary Fund
  • World Trade Organization
  • Anti-globalization movement
  • Economic history
  • Globalization
  • Globalization
  • Globalization
  • Globalization
  • International business enterprises
  • International trade
  • Investments, Foreign
  • Social conditions
  • Travel
  • Jamaica
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Life and Debt, a Tuff Gong Pictures production ; a film by Stephanie Black ; produced and directed by Stephanie Black ; narration written by Jamaica Kincaid
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Narration based on "A small place" by Jamaica Kincaid, c1987
  • Originally produced as an American documentary in 2001
  • Special features: trailer (2 min.); additional footage from Michael Manley's interview [featurette] (18 min.); director commentary [optional audio feature]; photo gallery on the international anti-globalization movement [slide show] (7 min.); music video "Mr. Heartless" [featurette] (5 min.); information on CD soundtrack [text feature]
Accompanying material
1 leaflet (8 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Welcome to Jamaica -- The International Monetary Fund -- Independence -- Lending -- The sunshine guarantee -- Island production -- Trade barriers -- Dairy -- Bananas -- Tourists -- Free zones -- Life and debt -- McDonald's -- Chicken parts -- Peppers, spices and tourism -- Circumstances -- Just human beings -- Be still Babylon -- End credits
Control code
51856494
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Collectors edition; Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (86 min.)
Isbn
9781567303117
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
717119830342
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Physical substance
plastic
Publisher number
DVD-83003
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)51856494
System details
DVD format; Dolby Digital audio; letterbox presentation, 16/9, compatible 4/3
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Life and Debt, a Tuff Gong Pictures production ; a film by Stephanie Black ; produced and directed by Stephanie Black ; narration written by Jamaica Kincaid
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Narration based on "A small place" by Jamaica Kincaid, c1987
  • Originally produced as an American documentary in 2001
  • Special features: trailer (2 min.); additional footage from Michael Manley's interview [featurette] (18 min.); director commentary [optional audio feature]; photo gallery on the international anti-globalization movement [slide show] (7 min.); music video "Mr. Heartless" [featurette] (5 min.); information on CD soundtrack [text feature]
Accompanying material
1 leaflet (8 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Welcome to Jamaica -- The International Monetary Fund -- Independence -- Lending -- The sunshine guarantee -- Island production -- Trade barriers -- Dairy -- Bananas -- Tourists -- Free zones -- Life and debt -- McDonald's -- Chicken parts -- Peppers, spices and tourism -- Circumstances -- Just human beings -- Be still Babylon -- End credits
Control code
51856494
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Collectors edition; Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (86 min.)
Isbn
9781567303117
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
717119830342
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Physical substance
plastic
Publisher number
DVD-83003
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)51856494
System details
DVD format; Dolby Digital audio; letterbox presentation, 16/9, compatible 4/3
Video recording format
DVD

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