Debtland (2008)

Mortgages doled out to people on the breadline, loans to refugees with no English and no jobs, reams of maxed out credit cards; welcome to Debtland. But this is not America’s sub-prime meltdown. We are in Australia, investigating the country's own subprime crisis, every bit as extraordinary and outrageous as America's. “We've lost everything. It's all gone. It sucks. It's not right. It's just not right.” These are the distraught words of Dianne Davies. Unable to pay their first mortgage, she and her husband took out a second - but this only dragged them deeper. Her young family is now living in a neighbour’s garage, hoping that the sale of their home might raise enough capital to pay off their debts. Home repossessions and forced sales have been symptoms of financial crises for... read more
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Debtland (2008)