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Banking on Life and Debt

Synopsis
The film argues that the "new world economic order" has become a major cause of national debt, export imbalances and financial instability for developing nations. Export policies, cuts in health and education programs and forced farmland sales are among the terms dictated by the World Bank. The video visits three countries where the international banking community has caused diminished living conditions: Ghana, Brazil and the Philippines. Argues that it is time for change in the world monetary policies. For grade 10 to adults.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2004
Year of production
2001
Notes
NB Only available in the NTSC video system
Documentation
Accompanying study guide
Subjects
Development studies; Economics; Politics & government
Keywords
developing countries; economic aid; World Bank; globalisation

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
NTSC
Price
£7.00 + £20.00 deposit
Availability
Hire
Duration/Size
30 minutes
Year
2004

Production Company

Name

Maryknoll World Productions

Distributor (Hire)

Name

Of Public Concern

Email
ericwalker@gn.apc.org
Phone
01473 717088
Address
Nacton
Ipswich
!P10 0LA

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