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Micro Debt, The

Synopsis
A critical investigation into the dark side of microcredit, for decades hailed as the key to eradicating poverty in developing countries. However, interest rates from 30 to 200% often make it impossible to pay back the loans and the poor are often put under extreme pressure when they begin to default. This documentary investigates the problem in Mexico, India and Bangladesh. It exposes the bank for the poor, Gameen Bank, and the micro finance masterminds that include the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mr. Muhammad Yunus.
Language
English
Country
Denmark
Year of release
2011
Year of production
2010
Subjects
Development studies; Economics
Keywords
Bangladesh; banks; debt; developing countries; India; Mexico; social geography; financial issues; microcredit

Credits

Director
Tom Heinemann

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
28 euros
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
57 minutes
Year
2011

Distributor

Name

Flip the Coin

Contact
Tom Heinemann
Email
tomheinemann@gmail.com
Web
http://www.flipthecoin.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 45 20 81 66 84
Address
Klosterstraede 23a
1157 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Name

Heinemann Media

Email
http://tomheinemann.dk/contact/
Web
http://tomheinemann.dk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+45 208 16684
Address
c/o DokumentarGruppen
Klosterstraede 23A
1157 CPH
Denmark

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