IN DEBT WE TRUST
America Before the Bubble Bursts
Directed by Danny Schechter
april 2007 • DSI035 • 98 MINS • Documentary: Current Affairs / Business & Economics
UPC: 826262003593 ISBN: 978-1-932857-91-7 Rights : world
Danny Schechter investigates
debt crisis in this latest
hard-hitting expose. The
film reveals the unknown
cabal of credit card companies,
conglomerates and the Bush administration itself who have
colluded to deregulate the lending industry – ensuring that a
culture of credit dependency can flourish.
Schechter exposes the hidden financial and political complex
that allows the lowest wage earners to indebt themselves so heavily
that even house repossessions are commonplace – dubbed
“21st-century serfdom” by an expert featured in the film.
The whole world depends on the economic stability of the
United States. Yet, as its national and consumer debt escalates,
our interconnected global economy is at risk. This timely
film delivers an urgent warning that can’t be ignored.
Danny Schechter is a an Emmy-winning former ABC News
and CNN producer who is the director of 20 acclaimed
documentaries, including WMD (Weapons of Mass Deception),
which looked at the media’s role in the Iraq War.