Filmmaker Stephanie Black will introduce and discuss her film “Life and Debt” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, in Albright Auditorium. Yami Bolo, a musician featured on the reggae soundtrack, will perform as well.
“Life and Debt” is a woven tapestry of sequences focusing on the stories of individual Jamaicans whose strategies for survival and parameters of day-to-day existence are determined by the U.S. and other foreign economic agendas. The film explores the complexity of international lending, structural adjustment policies and free trade that need to be understood in the context of the day-to-day realities of the people whose lives they impact.
For more information about the film, including links to the official Web site and reviews, please visit the 12 Windows Web site at http://academic.hws.edu/pge/12windows.html.
The 12 Windows presentation of “Life and Debt” is sponsored by several offices at Hobart and William Smith, such as The Partnership for Global Education, Caribbean Student Association, The Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men, Latin American studies program, international relations program, Office of Intercultural Affairs, modern languages department, and the Africana studies and media and society programs.