Last night we watched a movie called No Escape (2015). I put the year in because there are several movies entitled “No Escape”
US companies go into poor countries and get them a loan for a service they cannot afford, like roads or in this case, water treatment facilities. When the counrty cannot repay the loan, the company and/or the US government basically gets to strip the country of it’s resources in the name of collecting on the debt.
This movie is about an fictional country that revolted because their government drove them into a unpayable debt and economic crisis that basically goes on for lifetimes.
In the movie, a family arrives to live while the husband works as an engineer at aforementioned water treatment plant.
The day after they arrive, the revolt starts, and the government is overthrown, and the rebels start killing all foriegners. The story is about their escape from the country.
It was a very intense, bloody movie. Four stars on Netflix, but absolutely terrible “official” reviews on the web.
To me, the movie reflected a lot about what is going on in the world today, with the debt all over, and the rebellion culd be the only way to escape such a problem. After all, corrupt politicians betraying their countries and citizens for self profit is a big problem in the world today. isn’t it?
Definitely worth watching. Definitely.