If you have not seen this powerful film where Africa puts the World Bank and IMF on trial, you should. The film rightly compares colonialism, neo-colonialism, and the current predatory lending and cycle of debt, claiming that who is owed is not who IMF would like us to believe. Since the G8 summit ended by reaffirming the need for economic liberalism that contradicts its own stated commitment to incorporating concern for humanity into development strategies, this film is of particular import.
The film was made in Mali, though the court case represents the suit of the entire continent, and is French with English subtitles. It has been touring since February in the U.S. and Britain, since April in France. For those with region two encoding it is also available on DVD.
To see excerpts go to the website, I particularly like the first clip where a European official asks how globalization can be humanized and an African woman responds that the very question proves that globalization is inhuman.