Debtonator

 

 
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DEBTONATOR: THE MOVIE EXPLODES OUR UNDERSTANDING OF DEBT IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY BRINGING THE THEORY AND PERVASIVE REALITY OR PERSONAL AND GLOBAL DEBT TO THE SCREEN IN AN IMAGINATIVE FORM.

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WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

Debt has come to be the central issue of international politics but nobody seems to know what it is or how to think about it.’  dAVID gRAEBER.

IT IS TIME TO THINK AND ACT. IRREVERENT AND IMAGINATIVE, DEBTONATOR: 

BRINGS TO LIFE THE STORY OF DEBT THROUGH CREATIVE, COMIC METHODS.

RAISES AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING OF DEBT TO LIFT STIGMA AND SHAME.

ENGAGES DIVERSE AUDIENCES IN ECONOMIC JUSTICE.

STRENGTHENS A MOVEMENT OF DEBT RESISTANCE.

PROVOKES PARTICIPATION IN AN ACT OF RESISTANCE THAT ILLUMINATES WIDER ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL INEQUALITIES.

CONTRIBUTES TO THE EXPOSURE OF AND END OF THE NEOLIBERALISM THAT IS FAILING PEOPLE EVERYWHERE.

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         DEBTONATOR: THE CURRENCY

Within the film, WE want to find a way to reject the debt-based system, by buying up and then destroying at least 1 million pounds worth of payday loans. The film will climax with the filmmakers launching an unregulated community bank inviting  local people in walthamstow  to come and work to make IOU notes which will be swapped with real currency. The real currency accrued by the swapping of the banknotes for real money will then be used directly to buy up secondary loans and to help vulnerable members of our local community in Walthamstow. OUR GOAL here is to make a currency which will generate £300,000 of real money. THE CURRENCY LAUNCHED WITH A LTD EDITION 20 'GARY' FEATURING GARY NASH FROM WALTHAMSTOW FOOD BANK 'EAT OR HEAT' AVAILABLE HERE FOR 20 POUNDS STERLING (50% TO THE FOOD BANK, 50% TO DEBT PURCHASE).  

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