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Film Screening - Life and Debt

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, Room I-202, New York, NY 10011

Join ITM for their monthly Social Justice Film Screening. 

Life and Debt takes as its subject Jamaica's economic decline in the 20th century. The story has reverberations in the plight of other third-world nations blindsided by globalization, like Ghana and Haiti. After England granted Jamaica independence in 1962, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) stepped in with a series of loans. These loans came with strings attached--the kind that would eventually plunge the country $7 billion into debt, stranded without the resources to dig themselves out.

Refreshments and a moderated discussion will follow the screening.

Presented by the Institute of Transformative Mentoring at The New School.

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