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Stephanie Black interviewed on NYC IMC Webcast tonight 9PM

by IMC NYC Webcast team Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2001 at 6:35 PM
imc-nyc-audio@indymedia.org

Stephanie Black will be on tonight's webcast to speak about her recent film, "Life and Debt." - http://www.lifeanddebt.org

The webcast begins at 9pm; to listen, go to:




http://nyc.indymedia.org/audio/



then, click on either one of the "Listen" links. If your music player doesn't or can't hear the webstream, try the other link, then read instructions further down the page.



If you still can't get on, join us on IRC channel #imcnyc (below), or send email to imc-nyc-audio@indymedia.org.





Join us in the #imcnyc IRC chatroom to discuss and ask questions. If you don't have an IRC client, or don't even know what one is, go to http://irc.indymedia.org/ to participate. Make sure to change the "channel" to imcnyc.





A brief introduction to the film (from http://www.lifeanddebt.org)




Utilizing excerpts from the award-winning non-fiction text "A Small Place" by Jamaica Kincaid, Life & 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. By combining traditional documentary telling with a stylized narrative framework, the complexity of international lending, structural adjustment policies and free trade will be understood in the context of the day-to-day realities of the people whose lives they impact.





The film opens with the arrival of vacationers to the island-- utilizing Ms. Kincaids text as voice-over, we begin to understand the profound contrasts behind the breathtaking natural beauty of the island. The poetic urgency of Ms. Kincaids text lends a first-person understanding of the legacy of the country's colonial past, and to it's

present day economic challenges. For example, as we see a montage of the vacationer in her hotel, voice-over: "When you sit down to eat your delicious meal, it's better that you don't know that most of what you are eating came off a ship from Miami. There is a world of something in this, but I can't go into it right now." (adapted excerpt "A Small Place".)




Other films by Ms. Black include: "More Than Luck", "H-2 Worker", "Making of Chant Down Babylon", and other works.





--The IMC NYC Webcast Team, imc-nyc-audio@indymedia.org
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