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Live: Super Stream Me 26 Nov 2015 at 20:00

A look back on one of the most ruthless live streaming experiments ever with Tim Den Besten and Nicolaas Veul as well as several special guests.

Live: VR Cinema Showcase 24 Nov 2015 at 20:00

Virtual reality pioneers show their latest works and reflect on both the hype and artistic potential of virtual reality and immersive media.

Live: The Art of Artificial Intelligence 23 Nov 2015 at 20:00

Live cinema event on artificial intelligence, including live presentations of Kyle McDonald, Dries Depoorter and Ross Goodwin.

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I.O.U.S.A

According to one American newspaper, the documentary I.O.U.S.A. is An Inconvenient Truth about the national debt.

According to one American newspaper, the documentary I.O.U.S.A. is An Inconvenient Truth about the national debt.

The question is only if reality hasn’t already caught up with this film, now that the credit crisis has been dominating the news for months. The filmmakers argue that ever since its foundation in 1776, the United States has been stuck with a constantly increasing national debt.

A little debt isn’t always a call for alarm, but during the Reagan administration, thinks really got out of control. For the first time in history, the national debt reached disastrous heights in peacetime. When Bush Sr. proclaimed “No new taxes!” in 1988, the situation didn’t get any better. As attempts are being made to deal with the credit crisis, the United States is still saddled with a debt in excess of 10 trillion dollars.

The filmmakers follow a number of people, including the country’s head accountant, who has been touring the US for years to inform the people about what this debt means. It’s now clear that only drastic measures can offer a solution. I.O.U.S.A. explains the financial disaster scenario and shows without panic or apocalyptic rhetoric which strategies can provide a way out. Burying one’s head in the sand is no longer an option.

Project details

Year of development :2008
Created by:Patrick Creadon

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