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The debt of dictators [videorecording] / made in cooperation with Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) ; written, directed, and produced by Erling Borgen ; Borgen Production.

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Summary:

This film exposes the nefarious lending of billions of dollars by multinational banks and international financial institutions to brutal dictators throughout the world. There are three case studies: Argentina, South Africa, and the Philippines--all suffering from the impoverishment that results from the debts incurred to multinational lending institutions by dictators. No matter the country, most of the money is spent personally enriching dictators and their cronies, or for commissioned projects in exchange for kickbacks--often never completed. These multinational lending institutions systematically subvert human rights, and activists argue it is time to forgive these unjust debts in order to ameliorate the suffering of the world's poor, who are unwitting victims of the relationships fostered by corrupt dictators and the institutions that profit from their rule.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library DVD 336.3435 DEB (Text) 33892100542191 Adult New DVDs DVD None 06/12/2018 being repaired -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (45 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Standard format.
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, Calif.] : California Newsreel, ©2005.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as a documentary film in 2005.
Formatted Contents Note:
Argentina (10 min.) -- South Africa (18 min.) -- The Philippines (17 min.).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music, Ragnar Bjerkreim ; camera, Alejandro Reynoso, Zhang Wei, Nic Hofmeyer ; editor, Line Bie ; research, Magnus Borgen, Lisbet Jære.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Terry Carter.
Summary, etc.:
This film exposes the nefarious lending of billions of dollars by multinational banks and international financial institutions to brutal dictators throughout the world. There are three case studies: Argentina, South Africa, and the Philippines--all suffering from the impoverishment that results from the debts incurred to multinational lending institutions by dictators. No matter the country, most of the money is spent personally enriching dictators and their cronies, or for commissioned projects in exchange for kickbacks--often never completed. These multinational lending institutions systematically subvert human rights, and activists argue it is time to forgive these unjust debts in order to ameliorate the suffering of the world's poor, who are unwitting victims of the relationships fostered by corrupt dictators and the institutions that profit from their rule.
System Details Note:
DVD format.
Language Note:
In English, with occasional Spanish with English subtitles.
Subject: Debts, Public > Developing countries.
Loans, Foreign > Developing countries.
Argentina > Economic conditions > 1983-
South Africa > Economic conditions > 1991-
Philippines > Economic conditions > 1986-
Debts, Public.
Economic history.
Loans, Foreign.
Argentina.
Developing countries.
Philippines.
South Africa.
Genre: Documentary films.
Documentary films.

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