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Debt: The Movie

In Economics on September 22, 2011 at 2:50 pm


“an INCONVENIENT TRUTH for the debt crisis . . . “— Michelle Orange / The Village Voice

Omaha’s Holland Center for the Performing Arts hosted a sold out crowd of 2,000 gathered to watch the live national premiere of Agora Entertainment’s documentary film I.O.U.S.A.  Directed by Patrick Creadon (director of the critically acclaimed documentary Wordplay), the film examines the topic of America’s national debt and its implications for the current and future generations of Americans. The film was simultaneously broadcast by satellite to 400 theatres across the country and followed by a live panel discussion hosted by CNBC’s Squawk Box co-anchor Rebecca Quick. The five person panel included Omaha’s own Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway; Pete Peterson, senior chairman of Blackstone Group; David Walker, chairman of The Peter G. Peterson Foundation and former Comptroller General of the United States; Bill Niskanen, Cato Institute Chairman; and Bill Novelli, AARP CEO.

One Horizon initiated production for I.O.U.S.A., brokering the partnership between Agora Entertainment, Open Sky Entertainment and producer Sarah Gibson that led to the production of the film. One Horizon also provided initial funding for the film and assisted in the selection of Patrick Creadon as director. The film, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, was ultimately bought by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation who sponsored the live premiere and will be overseeing circulation of the film in a limited general theatrical release along with separate TV and DVD releases.

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