Jamaica is widely known as a land of sea, sand, and sun — a vacation destination known for its rum and its Rastafari roots. But beneath the lilting tourism board patter, Jamaica is also a prime example of the devastating impact of economic globalization on a developing country. Life and Debt dissects the “mechanism of debt” that is destroying local agriculture and industry and replacing them with sweatshops and cheap imports. Life and Debt is an unapologetic look at the “new world order” from the point of view of Jamaican workers, farmers, and government and policy officials who see the reality of globalization from the ground up.
- Stephanie BlackProducer