Life and Debt – Documentary Film – examines the impact of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank on the Jamaican economy. Loans to Jamaica from these institutions came with special terms, including lifting restrictions on trade, deregulation and privatization. Instead of improving the social and economic situation in Jamaica, production moved overseas leading to increased unemployment and reduced infrastructure. In the name of globalisation and free trade we witness the destruction that came with these unsuccessful reforms. Click on the image below, then click ‘continue to file’ to watch the full Life and Debt movie:
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