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Film: 'Life and Debt'

The film will be screened in the Ramphal Building, room R3.41. Groups 1 and 3 should come on Tuesday at 3 (finishing by 5), while Groups 2 and 4 should come on and Wednesday at 11 (finishing by 1). If you are unable to come at these times, please e-mail me.

In this session, we will watch and discuss the film Life and Debt, directed by Stephanie Black (2001). Here is a description from its official web-site:

'Utilizing excerpts from the award-winning non-fiction text "A Small Place" by Jamaica Kincaid, Life & 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...'

Web sites

IMDb web-site,