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.

 

Debtonators

To  become a "Debtonator" all you need to do is to purchase some of our art based currency - and then either send us a photo of yourself or if you live in Walthamstow, Dan will pop over and take a photo of you in the cape. Then just send us a line or two about why you are supporting the project and there it is. Done! There are many people who have bought currency and are debtonators but haven't yet sent us their photo or their reasons. Please do send it, as you are our community and we love you. 

 

Gary Nash: Founder Eat or Heat Foodbank

Gary Nash: Founder Eat or Heat Foodbank

Sarah Giddens  

Sarah Giddens

 

Martin Wagrel

Martin Wagrel

SARAH DIXON "delighted to be an official Debtonator. Its sort of a house gift to ourselves. I am hoping some kind of karmic anti-debt vibes will come my way so I can get rid of my credit cards and mortgage... just a great project and people to support. "

SARAH DIXON "delighted to be an official Debtonator. Its sort of a house gift to ourselves. I am hoping some kind of karmic anti-debt vibes will come my way so I can get rid of my credit cards and mortgage... just a great project and people to support. "

MARK TUFFREY: I supported The Debtonator because growing personal debt in this country is an often overlooked symptom of a society gone mad on consumerism, profit over humanity and a system seemingly geared around the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. What The Debtonator is doing is following in the footsteps of many artistic endeavours created with the aspiration of affecting a change in society for the better. Even at its conception it delivers hope that our faith in humanity is not in vain, that there are extremely gifted people willing to use their skill and talent for the good of others and that all is not lost in this ever increasingly heartless world. I feel privileged to have been able to support this project and hope, in some small way, my contribution makes a difference.

MARK TUFFREY: I supported The Debtonator because growing personal debt in this country is an often overlooked symptom of a society gone mad on consumerism, profit over humanity and a system seemingly geared around the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. What The Debtonator is doing is following in the footsteps of many artistic endeavours created with the aspiration of affecting a change in society for the better. Even at its conception it delivers hope that our faith in humanity is not in vain, that there are extremely gifted people willing to use their skill and talent for the good of others and that all is not lost in this ever increasingly heartless world. I feel privileged to have been able to support this project and hope, in some small way, my contribution makes a difference.

The Cave Family: We supported debtonator because it is doing something really important- raising awareness of personal debt and the problems this can cause.

The Cave Family: We supported debtonator because it is doing something really important- raising awareness of personal debt and the problems this can cause.

Kev Matthews

Kev Matthews

Capitalism is reliant on a proportion of people being in, and servicing dept. We find the concept of Debtonator both roguish and appealing, in it’s attempt to undermine this.”
— Kev & Charlotte Matthews
Charlotte Matthews

Charlotte Matthews

Liz Swift

Liz Swift

Lindy Edelstyn "I was brought up by Victorian attitudes. It would be impossible to live by those now."

Lindy Edelstyn "I was brought up by Victorian attitudes. It would be impossible to live by those now."

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The debt industry is about people making money out of other people’s suffering and we find that abhorrent and it should be annihilated. 
— Alanna and Marc Molloy
Jules Dakin: (acting as a Nazi in the drama - Jules is not a German soldier!) Have cape, will fly! pic by Tony O'Brien

Jules Dakin: (acting as a Nazi in the drama - Jules is not a German soldier!) Have cape, will fly! pic by Tony O'Brien

Joe Swift: 

Joe Swift: 

Kirsty: 

Kirsty: 

Sophie Bolt: 

Sophie Bolt: 

Miranda Moore: As more and more people are plunged into poverty in the UK, a project that starts a conversation around debt and attempts to tackle part of the problem is vital. It's important to do something

Miranda Moore: As more and more people are plunged into poverty in the UK, a project that starts a conversation around debt and attempts to tackle part of the problem is vital. It's important to do something

George Sabapathy: People used to be imprisoned for debt. But it's sold now in such a positive light, it's lost all of its negativity.  But it's no less destructive to people's lives.

George Sabapathy: People used to be imprisoned for debt. But it's sold now in such a positive light, it's lost all of its negativity.  But it's no less destructive to people's lives.

Gail Doggett: Debtonator is an innovative and creative way to help end the spiral of debt, and to move money constructively around our community

Gail Doggett: Debtonator is an innovative and creative way to help end the spiral of debt, and to move money constructively around our community

 
 
Cheryl Radley: (pic by Tony O'Brien from our recent drama shoot in Purfleet) Living in a world where new technology is forever being discovered it would appear we have forgotten how to progress as the human race. Where as ancient gods & people sacrificed their children & animals now many governments have their people sacrifice themselves by taking out loans they will never be able to pay back just to feed & cloth their children. Only desperate people go to loansharks & others can only survive by using foodbanks. I know people that hardly eat just so they are able to feed their pet; another modern day sacrifice. People that are too frightened to turn the heating on because they just cannot afford to pay the bill. We need to address this subject now & strive for a fairer world. People need to wake up & fight if not for themselves then at least for their children. The "Im all right Jack" attitude is just not acceptable

Cheryl Radley: (pic by Tony O'Brien from our recent drama shoot in Purfleet) Living in a world where new technology is forever being discovered it would appear we have forgotten how to progress as the human race. Where as ancient gods & people sacrificed their children & animals now many governments have their people sacrifice themselves by taking out loans they will never be able to pay back just to feed & cloth their children. Only desperate people go to loansharks & others can only survive by using foodbanks.

I know people that hardly eat just so they are able to feed their pet; another modern day sacrifice. People that are too frightened to turn the heating on because they just cannot afford to pay the bill. We need to address this subject now & strive for a fairer world. People need to wake up & fight if not for themselves then at least for their children.

The "Im all right Jack" attitude is just not acceptable

 
 
Sonali Bhattaracharyya

Sonali Bhattaracharyya

Tanja & Octavio Pfitzner

Tanja & Octavio Pfitzner

 
 

Gina Boreham

Loyd Guan

Anna Haworth

Christo Hird

Melissa Mill

Liz & Matt Pepler

Burgundy Applegate

Jasleen Kaur Sethi

Clement Ducruet

Tim Brocklehurst

Paul Finlay

 

 
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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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