life and debt
a film by stephanie blackabout the filmfilm creditsinfo and linkslife and debt a feature length documentary film by stephanie black


Life and Debt is a feature-length documentary which addresses the impact of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and current globalization policies on a developing country such as Jamaica. More on Life and Debt...

VHS and DVD

DVD and Home Video Available in Retail Stores. DVD Bonus Features include additional footage with Michael Manley, Directors Commentary,  Photo Gallery on Anti-Globalization movement, Anthony' B.'s "Mr. Heartless" music video and soundtrack information.

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For institutional purchase/classroom usage, please contact H2worker@gmail.com.

 

In Jamaica - DVD of LIFE AND DEBT available at Tuff Gong on Marcus Garvey Drive and Movieshac at Loshusan Plaza, Barbican.

SOUNDTRACK

The LIFE and DEBT soundtrack, released by Tuff Gong, is available in the SOUNDTRACK section of your local record store. Profits from soundtrack sales will be donated to URGE, a non-profit organization founded by Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers. URGE is devoted to bringing relief and hope to suffering and underprivileged people around the world.

The title song from the film's soundtrack, "Life and Debt" is also included on Mutabaruka's first studio album since 1994, Life Squared, released on Heartbeat Records.

Review of the Life and Debt soundtrack at JamaicaObersver.com.


 


Distribution

US DISTRIBUTION:

For all distribution related questions about the film, please contact Tuff Gong PIctures

FRANCE, BELGIUM, and SWITZERLAND DVD DISTRIBUTION:

We are proud to announce the DVD of "Life and Debt" is distributed by:

BLAQ OUT
52 rue Charlot
75003 PARIS
tel: + 33 1 42 77 88 20
fax: + 33 1 42 77 88 19
www.blaqout.com

FRANCE THEATRICAL DISTRIBUTION:

For all distribution related questions in France, please contact EuroZoom.

UK DISTRIBUTION:

We are very pleased to announce the UK distributor of LIFE AND DEBT is Axiom Films Ltd. For all UK distribution, please contact mail@axiomfilms.co.uk

Axiom Films
2nd Floor
87 Notting Hill Gate , London, W11 3JZ
Tel: 020 7243 3111 Fax: 020 7243 3152

JAPAN DISTRIBUTION:

We are very pleased to announce Uplink Films will distribute LIFE AND DEBT in Japan, opening theatrically on July 16, 2005

CANADA DISTRIBUTION:

We are pleased to announce that MongrelMedia will distribute LIFE AND DEBT in Canada. For all Canadian distribution inquiries, please contact: info@mongrelmedia.com or visit their web site.

AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND DISTRIBUTION:

Gil Scrine Films
44 Northcote ST
44 East Brisbane, QLD. 4169
Tel: (61.7) 33910124 Fax: 33910154
Email: gil@gilscrinefilms.com.au

OTHER DISTRIBUTION INQUIRIES:

For distribution inquires for the Caribbean, South America, and Africa, please contact Tuff Gong PIctures.



Awards, Interviews, and Reviews

AWARDS:

  • 2004 Festival International du Film Insulaire, Ole de Groix, Special Jury Prize
  • 2004 PARIS HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL, SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
  • LA Weekly's Ernest Hardy and Paul Malcolm pick Life and Debt in his Best Films 2002 list.
  • CINEAMBIENTE INT. ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FEST. 2002 TEEN JURY BEST FILM OF FESTIVAL, TURIN, ITALY
  • ONE WORLD 2002-PRAGUE HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL-AUDIENCE AWARD BEST FILM OF THE FESTIVAL
  • ONE WORLD MEDIA AWARDS-FINALIST, INTERNATIONAL PREMIER AWARD, ENGLAND
  • LIFE and DEBT WAS AWARDED BEST DOCUMENTARY AT THE JAMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL.
  • LIFE AND DEBT RECEIVES THE CRITICS JURY AWARD, HONORABLE MENTION "BEST FILM OF THE FESTIVAL" AT THE INDEPENDENT FEATURE PROJECT/WEST LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL. The critics jury was comprised of Jami Bernard from the New York Daily News, Emanuel Levy of Screen Intl. and Stephanie Zacharaek of salon.com Over the nine-day event, 51 features and 48 shorts were screened for audiences that totaled more than 30,000.

INTERVIEWS WITH DIRECTOR STEPHANIE BLACK:

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