Life + Debt, 2001 (86 minutes)

Life and Debt explores the impact of globalization on Jamaica.  The film provides an important perspective for groups who want to engage in fairly deep discussion around the topics of globalization, trade policy, and economic development.  The piece is certainly provocative, as it portrays an important but rather condemning view of the West and the United States and may cause discomfort among some viewers.  I was disturbed by the film (at several levels), and I was also left wondering about the current state of affairs, especially given the recent economic climate.

A discussion guide of the film is available here.  More info on Jamaica and the the work of the ELCA there is available at