Life and Debt


Watch the film “Life and Debt” which is available at the OSU library or can be accessed via the following:
write a double-spaced, 1.5 page reflection essay on your reactions to the film. How do you think the subject of the film has impacted health in a country like Jamaica? How does this film help to explain ‘why are conditions this way’ in Jamaica? Please ensure your essay is times new roman, 12 pt. font, 1 inch margins.


The film Life and Debt, directed by Stephanie Black, explores the economic and social situation in Jamaica arising from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank policies. The film is critical of the structural adjustment policies that were conditions for Jamaica to access loans, and which had devastating effects on the economic and social situation. Through analysis of the economic and social situation, the film creates a connection between the deteriorating healthcare system in the country and the structural adjustment policies.