Past events

DocLab Live: Immersive Showcase 22 Nov 2016 at 20:00

Immersive storytelling is going through an unprecedented evolution. But where does the hype end and do new art forms take shape?

Industry Session: Putting Your Audience in the Story 22 Nov 2016 at 12:00

Virtual reality pioneer Zillah Watson tells you all about storytelling in emerging consumer technology.

Industry Talk: The (Un)defined Business of Interactive 22 Nov 2016 at 15:00

With over 10 years of digital non-fiction art production behind us, this talk explores future developments of interactive storytelling and how to fund it.

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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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