The Micro Debt

The Micro Debt

Director: Tom Heinemann

Year: 2011

Plot: For decades Microcredit has been hailed as the #1 solution to eradicate poverty. However, interest rates from 30 to 200 % makes it impossible for most poor loan takers in Mexico, India and Bangladesh to pay back their loans. The poor are under extreme social pressure from the other members of their groups - not to mention how cruel and rude some of the loan officers behave when it comes to defaulting a single weekly payment.—Anonymous
Original Title: The Micro Debt
Director: Tom Heinemann
Writer: Tom Heinemann
Producer: Pau la Cour
Type: movie
Year: 2011
Genres: Documentary
Cast: Barack Obama , Muhammad Yunus , Ha-Joon Chang , Ole Danbolt Mjøs , Shahedur Rahman , Alex Counts , Shefali , Thomas Dichter , Jonathan Morduch , Narunnahar Begum , Abdus Salam , Kartik , Khude , Jude Fernando , Milford Bateman , Isabel , Angela , Khushi Kabir , Mallika , Jasmeen , Nurul Kabir , Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad , Maina , Mahfuza , Anwara , Hazera , David Roodman , Poola , Kurapati Venkat Narayana , Rama , Jahanara , Razia , David Bateson , Hillary Clinton
Runtimes: 57
Countries: Denmark
Languages: English
Color Info: Color
Sound Mix: Stereo
Original Air Date: 31 Jan 2011 (Denmark)
Rating: 6.6
Votes: 18
Year: 2011
Akas: Mikrolånens avigsida (Finland, Swedish title) , Mikrolainojen nurja puoli (Finland)
Production Companies: Heinemann Media
Distributors: DR Sales , Yleisradio (YLE)
Cinematographer: Lotte La Cour , James Paul Gomes , Bo Tengberg
Producer: Pau la Cour
Composer: Rishi
Editor: Niels Ostenfeld , Henrik Fleischer
Editorial Department: Morten T. Egholm , Tobias Grundahl