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The micro debt [videorecording] / a film by Tom Heinemann ; produced for NRK/Brennpunkt in co-operation with DR, SVT and Nordvision ; Heinemann medier
Alternate Title Title on container: Micro debt, a critical investigation [videorecording]
Alternate (uniform) Title Brennpunkt (Television program)
New York, NY : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2011
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  HG178.3 .M537 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Microfinance
Microfinance -- Bangladesh
Microfinance -- Mexico
Microfinance -- India
Debt -- Developing countries
Debt -- Bangladesh
Debt -- Mexico
Debt -- India
Poverty -- Developing countries
Poverty -- Bangladesh
Poverty -- Mexico
Poverty -- India
Small business -- Developing countries -- Finance
Small business -- Bangladesh -- Finance
Small business -- Mexico -- Finance
Small business -- India -- Finance
Economic development
Subject Grameen Bank
Yunus, Muhammad, 1940-
Subject(s) Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Physical Description 1 videodisc (57 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 cm
Note - System Details DVD-R, NTSC; all regions; widescreen presentation
Language Narrated in English; speech in several other languages with English subtitles; closed-captioned in English
Performer/Participant Narrated by David Bateson
Credits Camera, Lotta la Cour ... [et al.] ; editing, Niels Ostenfeld, Henrik Fleischer ; music, Rishi
Note Originally broadcast as an installment of the Norwegian television program Brennpunkt in 2011
Contents "For decades, experts have hailed microcredit as the paramount solution to global poverty. But there is a lesser-known version of that story in which Grameen bank founder Mohammad Yunus and other promoters of miniaturized finance appear to serve mostly their own interests. Bringing to light a range of potentially unethical practices and policies, this program explores the microcredit system that has been implemented across much of the developing world. Using examples in both Bangladesh and Mexico, the film assesses the financial wellbeing of several borrowers, including early Grameen consumer Sufiya Begum; questions whether or not celebrity advocates like Bono or the Clintons truly understand the impact of microcredit programs; and examines the future viability of the microfinance community"--Container
Alternate Author Heinemann, Tom
Bateson, David, 1960-
Norsk rikskringkasting
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Heinemann medier (Firm)

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