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Title I.O.U.S.A. [videorecording] / the Peter G. Peterson Foundation presents ; an Agora Entertainment production ; in association with O'Malley Creadon Productions ; produced by Open Sky Entertainment ; written by Patrick Creadon, Christine O'Malley, and Addison Wiggin ; produced by Christine O'Malley and Sarah Gibson ; directed by Patrick Creadon.

Publication Info. [United States] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, [2009]


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Description 1 videodisc (approximately 85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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System Details DVD ; widescreen ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; NTSC, Region 1.
Credits Executive producer, Addison Wiggin ; music, Peter Golub ; editor, Doug Blush ; story by Addison Wiggin and Kate Incontrera ; director of photography, Patrick Creadon.
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.
Summary "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.
Contents Who is David Walker? -- The four deficits -- The budget deficit -- The savings deficit -- The trade deficit -- The leadership deficit -- Final thoughts.
Audience MPAA rating : PG
Language In English; closed-captioned.
Subject 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.
United States -- Economic conditions.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Feature films -- United States.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Creadon, Patrick, 1967- author of screenplay, director.
O'Malley, Christine, author of screenplay, producer.
Gibson, Sarah, producer.
Wiggin, Addison, author of screenplay.
Golub, Peter, composer.
Bonner, William, 1948- Empire of debt.
Incontrera, Kate, 1980-
Open Sky Entertainment (Firm)
Agora Entertainment (Firm)
O'Malley Creadon Productions.
Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
Roadside Attractions (Firm)
PBS Home Video.
Note Subtitle on container, disc surface and menu : One nation. Under stress. In debt.
Added Title IOUSA
ISBN 0793670470
Standard No. 841887010481
Music No. IOUS601 PBS Home Video

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