I.O.U.S.A.


1h 26m 2008

Brief Synopsis

The United States faces an enemy of epic proportions. It's not something you can see on CNN or YouTube. It's not as overtly in your face as wars, natural disasters or terrorism. But this invisible, insidious monster is rapidly growing into a behemoth, threatening to spark an unthinkable catastrophe

Film Details

Also Known As
IOUSA, Untitled (Federal Debt Documentary)
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Documentary
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Cinetic Media
Distribution Company
Roadside Attractions; Roadside Attractions

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

Synopsis

The United States faces an enemy of epic proportions. It's not something you can see on CNN or YouTube. It's not as overtly in your face as wars, natural disasters or terrorism. But this invisible, insidious monster is rapidly growing into a behemoth, threatening to spark an unthinkable catastrophe that will impact the future of the nation and the lives of every single American, no matter who you are. This monster is the national debt--now at a gargantuan $9.5 trillion and counting. Former U.S. Comptroller General Dave Walker (a/k/a the nation's top accountant) and Concord Coalition executive director Bob Bixby travel like town criers across America on what they call a "Fiscal Wake Up Tour." Town by town, they've been arming citizens with information about how we got into a sticky financial mess, why we must act right now to stop it, and what we can each do to begin to free the nation from the stranglehold of this colossal debt.

Film Details

Also Known As
IOUSA, Untitled (Federal Debt Documentary)
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Documentary
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Cinetic Media
Distribution Company
Roadside Attractions; Roadside Attractions

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States August 22, 2008

Released in United States January 2008

Released in United States June 2008

Released in United States Summer August 22, 2008

Shown at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival June 16-23, 2008.

Inspired by the book "Empire of Debt: The Rise of an Epic Financial Crisis" by William Bonner and Addison Wiggin; published by Wiley November 11, 2005.

Released in United States January 2008 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Documentary Competition) January 17-27, 2008.)

Released in United States June 2008 (Shown at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival June 16-23, 2008.)

Limited Release in United States August 22, 2008 (NY, LA)

Released in United States Summer August 22, 2008