Ottawa - Life and Debt, winner of the Critics Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival 2001, will be shown on the same day as the World Bank and the IMF meetings in Ottawa. Life and Debt offers a clear analysis of globalization and its negative impacts, focusing on the impacts of the World Bank and the IMF on Jamaica. Canada represents the World Bank and the IMF on the Board of Directors of both of these institutions.
This film is being shown by World Inter-Action Mondiale and Halifax Initiative following the November 17th Day of Action for Peace and Justice calling attention to the failures of economic globalization.
Roger Ebert, in a review of this film for the Chicago Sun-Times, wrote: "If you're curious about why the demonstrators are so angry, this is why they're so angry."
For more reviews of the film, visit: http://www.lifeanddebt.org
What: Ottawa premiere of Life and Debt
When: 2:00 pm, Sunday, November 18, 2001
Where: Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank Street
Cost: Tickets are $ 5
For more information:
The Halifax Initiative:
Tel: (613) 789-4447
Gord Walker, World Inter-Action Mondiale
Tel: (613) 225-1986