Past events

[The Brain] 24 Nov 2018 at 20:00

Discover what it’s like to be part of a collective brain: a self-organizing, complex system that generates autonomous output.

Doclab Live: Jacco Gardner’s Somnium 23 Nov 2018 at 20:00, 22:00

Sensory live performance in the ARTIS planetarium of Jacco Gardner’s new album Somnium and the kinetic installation Volverium by Thijs Biersteker.

DocLab Academy: Workshop Day at Lava Lab 20 Nov 2018 at 9:30

A full day of hand’s on workshops by several professionals, taking place at design and technology innovation lab Lava Lab.

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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.

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Year of development :2008
Created by:Patrick Creadon

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