Main content

Life and Debt

Life and Debt

Brazil's massive $130 billion debt is the ultimate cause of the shocking assassination of 500 street children a year in Rio de Janeiro.

This hard-hitting docu-drama argues that the children's only crime is that they are poor and have nowhere to go. The film examines the links between Brazil's economic crisis and its tragic social and ecological plight following 500 years of domination and exploitation by Europeans, Americans, and now Japanese.

Related Films

Suspended Dreams

The lasting effects of the civil war in Lebanon.

Early Life 2 - In The Mayor's Footsteps - Brazil

Mayor Amilcar Huancahuari visits Brazil to assess efforts to promote early…

The Posse

Rap group in Sao Paulo, Brazil, expresses social problems.