Habilto: Debt for Life
Directed by Chuck Sturtevant
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- Anthropology, Environment, Investigation, Human Rights, and Politics
From trading of mortgage-backed securities on Wall Street to debt peonage systems in the most peripheral areas, debt is essential to the operations of the modern world. This film explores a system of debt peonage in the Bolivian Amazon â€“ known locally as â€œhabilitoâ€ â€“ and the extraction of precious hardwoods from the MosetÃ©n indigenous lands. The film focuses on social relations between lenders and borrowers; cultural conceptions of savings and exchange; and the role of outside actors including the state and NGOâ€™s.
- Running time
- 51 minutes
- Chuck Sturtevant ... Co-Director
- Prod. Co.
- Chapapeado Productions
- Years of Production
- Release year
- Society for Visual Anthropology Film & Media Festival, Montreal, 2011 FFELCCO Festival de Cine Obrero, Bolivia, 2011 Festival de Cine Verde, Bolivia, 2011
- Now Available from the Royal Anthropological Institute.
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