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Widescreen ; DVD.

"I.O.U.S.A. tells the story of America in debt. Faced with key deficits in budget, savings, trade and leadership, increased foreign competition and ballooning financial obligations, the federal government is critically overextended. With the economy already in shambles, 78 million baby boomers are now expecting retirement benefits from their indebted federal government. Weaving together archival footage, economic data and candid interviews with Warren Buffett, Alan Greenspan, Paul O'Neill, Robert Rubin, Alice Rivlin and Paul Volcker, along with David Walker of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and Robert Bixby of the Concord Coalition, the film offers a vivid and alarming profile of America's financial status."--Container.

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Geneva Public Library DVD 338.973 IOU (Text)
Second Floor DVDs Nonfiction
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780793670475
  • ISBN: 0793670470
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 85 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen ; DVD.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, [2009].

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Inspired by the book "Empire of debt" by William Bonner and Addison Wiggin." - Opening credits of film.
Feature film originally produced in 2008.
Bonus materials: Optional audio commentary with director Patrick Creadon, producers Christine O'Malley and Addison Wiggin -- Commentary transcript (.PDF file) -- Panel at the premiere, with Warren Buffett, Bill Niskanen, Bill Novelli, Peter G. Peterson and David Walker (60 min.) -- More from leading economic experts, including Alan Greenspan and Warren Buffett (ca. 3 min.) -- Word on the street (ca. 5 min.) -- Economics classroom, including animated graphics from the film -- Filmmaker's slideshow -- Trailer -- Update with David Walker, January 8th, 2009 (5 min.).
Access to the commentary transcript requires a DVD-ROM drive, and Adobe Acrobat Reader software.
Formatted Contents Note:
Who is David Walker? -- The four deficits -- The budget deficit -- The savings deficit -- The trade deficit -- The leadership deficit -- Final thoughts.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Executive producer, Addison Wiggin ; music, Peter Golub ; editor, Doug Blush ; story by Addison Wiggin and Kate Incontrera ; director of photography, Patrick Creadon.
Summary, etc.:
"I.O.U.S.A. tells the story of America in debt. Faced with key deficits in budget, savings, trade and leadership, increased foreign competition and ballooning financial obligations, the federal government is critically overextended. With the economy already in shambles, 78 million baby boomers are now expecting retirement benefits from their indebted federal government. Weaving together archival footage, economic data and candid interviews with Warren Buffett, Alan Greenspan, Paul O'Neill, Robert Rubin, Alice Rivlin and Paul Volcker, along with David Walker of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and Robert Bixby of the Concord Coalition, the film offers a vivid and alarming profile of America's financial status."--Container.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating : PG
System Details Note:
DVD ; widescreen ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; NTSC, Region 1.
Language Note:
In English; closed-captioned.
Subject: United States > Economic conditions.
Government spending policy > United States.
Debt > United States > History.
Social security.
Social security beneficiaries > United States.
Budget deficits > United States.
Baby boom generation > Retirement > United States.
Finance > United States > History.
Economic forecasting > United States.
Genre: Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Feature films > United States.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.


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