2530 San Pablo Avenue (near Dwight Way)
Berkeley, California 94702

Shown in conjunction with the East Bay Environmental Training, this film shows the effects of globalization on Jamaica and on the world's developing countries. With 25 years of "help" from the IMF and World Bank intended to bring nations such as Jamaica into the fold of the free market economies, "restructuring" policies have crippled Jamaica's efforts toward self-reliant development while enriching the lenders. Told from the point of view of Jamaican workers and farmers, as well as government and policy officials, the film portrays the relationship between Jamaican poverty and the practices of international lending agencies while driving home the devastating consequences of globalization. This very watchable film features an amazing soundtrack and interviews with Michael Manley, and Jean-Baptiste Aristide. Bring a seat cushion and snacks. (2001. Running time 86 minutes.)

Cost: Free

Official Website: http://www.ecologycenter.org/calendar/event.php?eventID=20887

Added by grggls on September 16, 2006

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