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Life After Debt

Synopsis
A series of three 5-minute films made to be shown in the run-up to the G8 summit in Genoa on third world debt. The first programme shows how the cancellation of some of Uganda’s debts has helped transform the lives of the country’s poor, including pupils at Naisangra Primary School. Teachers now have classes of over 200 as children have flocked to school since debt relief enabled the government to abolish primry school fees. The second programme focuses on Rose Lukungu, a single mother and peasant farmer, who could barely feed her children until a farming adviser, paid from debt relief money, showed her how to transform her vegetable parch into a profit-making business. The third programme shows how debt relief has meant that Bugono Health Centre has been able to employ its first doctor, so patients now no longer die from preventable diseases.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col 15 min.
Year of production
2001
Availability
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Notes
Broadcast as 3 individual programmes daily on C4 from 10-12/7/01. Also showing on the IBT website www.ibt.org.uk.
Subjects
Development studies; Politics & government
Keywords
international debt; Third World

Credits

Director
Emma Wallace
Producer
Emma Wallace

Production Company

Name

International Broadcasting Trust

Phone
020 7482 2847
Fax
020 7284 3374
Address
London
NW1 8EE

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.
Name

Oxfam Publishing

Email
oxfam@bebc.co.uk
Web
http://publications.oxfam.org.uk/oxfam/default.asp?TAG=&CID= External site opens in new window
Phone
01202 712933
Fax
01202 712930
Address
c/o BEBC Distribution
PO Box 1496
Parkstone
Dorset
BH12 3YD

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