October 17, 2008

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — The economics department at Bucknell University will show the documentary "I.O.U.S.A." on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center.

A student panel with Bucknell seniors Courtney Doak and Gregg Marmaro and junior Alexander Ufier will lead a discussion after the film is shown. The private viewing is open only to members of the Bucknell campus community or by invitation.

Rapidly growing national debt
Directed by Patrick Creadon, "I.O.U.S.A." examines the rapidly growing national debt and its consequences for the United States and its citizens.

Creadon, who directed the award-winning documentary "Wordplay," interweaves archival footage and economic data to paint a vivid and alarming profile of America's current economic situation. His interviewees include Warren Buffet, Alan Greenspan, Paul O'Neill, Robert Rubin and Paul Volcker.

Solutions proposed
The ultimate power of "I.O.U.S.A." is that the film moves beyond doomsday rhetoric to proffer potential financial scenarios and propose solutions about how we can recreate a fiscally sound nation for future generations.

"I.O.U.S.A." is an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. For more information, visit http://www.iousathemovie.com

"We're pleased to share this film on the problems posed for us all, especially the current generation of students, by the expanding national debt," said Greg Krohn, associate professor of economics at Bucknell.

Contact: Division of Communications


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