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Film examines growing national debt

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, 4:30 p.m. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

The 75-minute film "I.O.U.S.A." will be shown at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

The screening will be followed by a short question-and-answer session led by representatives of the Concord Coalition, an organization whose role is to inform citizens of the dire situation facing the United States and whose membership spans the political spectrum.

The film examines the rapidly growing national debt and its consequences for the United States and its citizens. Using candid interviews with both average American taxpayers and government officials, director Patrick Creadon helps demystify the nation's financial practices and policies. The film follows former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker as he crisscrosses the country explaining America's fiscal policies to its citizens.

The showing is sponsored by the Policy Research Institute for the Region of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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