Microfinance

Caught in Micro debt – New Documentary on Microfinance reveals secret documents of Grameen Bank

On Tuesday the 30th Novermber 2011 at 9:30pm, the world premiere of a documentary film on Microfinance titled Caught in Micro debt will be held on Norwegian State TV. Caught in Micro debt  is a film by award-winning Danish documentary film maker, Tom Heinemann. Information on his previous work can be seen at  www.flipthecoin.org and www.heinemann-media.dk

The documentary can soon be watched online live at www.nrk.no/brennpunkt. The web-site will also soon release numerous articles and never before published secret documents to and from Grameen Bank and the Norwegian authorities.

Tom Heinemann - Investigative Jounalist and Documentary Film Maker. Image-credit:flipthecoin.org

The documentary mounts a serious challenge to the myths built up by and on behalf of the Grameen Bank and its iconic founder, Dr Muhammad Yunus. It features comment by, amongst others, Jonathan Morduch, Alex Counts, David Roodman, QK Ahmed, Ha-Joon Chang, Thomas Dichter, Milford Bateman and Jude Fernando.

This premier is a very Norwegian story, and with Norwegian narration and subtitles. The international English language-version, which will be ready at the beginning of January, contains extended footage and interviews from India (SKS Microfinance ) and Mexico (Compartamos). For details of  how to obtain the English language version DVD,  visit here.

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