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The Micro Debt [videorecording]

a film by Tom Heinemann ; produced for NRK/Brennpunkt in co-operation with DR, SVT and Nordvision ; Heinemann medier
Video; DVD
Tom Heinemann
Narrated by David Bateson.
Release Date
Run Time
57 min.
Narrated in English; speech in several other languages with English subtitles; closed-captioned
  • Title from container: The micro debt : a critical investigation.
  • Originally broadcast as an installment of the Norwegian television program Brennpunkt.
Variant Title
Micro debt : a critical investigation
Related Title
Brennpunkt (Television program)
"For decades, experts have hailed microcredit as the paramount solution to global poverty. But there is a lesser-known version of that story in which Grameen bank founder Mohammad Yunus and other promoters of miniaturized finance appear to serve mostly their own interests. Bringing to light a range of potentially unethical practices and policies, this program explores the microcredit system that has been implemented across much of the developing world. Using examples in both Bangladesh and Mexico, the film assesses the financial wellbeing of several borrowers, including early Grameen consumer Sufiya Begum; questions whether or not celebrity advocates like Bono or the Clintons truly understand the impact of microcredit programs; and examines the future viability of the microfinance community"--Container.
Camera, Lotta la Cour ... [et al.] ; editing, Niels Ostenfeld, Henrik Fleischer ; music, Rishi.
New York, NY : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2011.
Publisher no.
43935 Films for the Humanities & Sciences
1 DVD-R (57 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 cm.
NTSC; all regions; widescreen presentation.
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