San Francisco, CA, March 13, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The documentary that has brought the issue of student debt to the forefront of the national discourse will air on Link TV as part of the station's pledge drive. Filmed by San Francisco-based filmmakers, Serge Bakalian and Aurora Meneghello, Default is currently being aired nationally on PBS, public broadcasting stations, and screened at over 200 campuses and conferences. It has received national media attention with exposure in The Nation, Forbes, AlterNet, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Salon, Common Dreams, The Norman Goldman Show, Ring of Fire Radio, NPR's All Things Considered, The Leslie Marshall Show, Fast Company and many others.
When: March 15-23, 2012
Where: DIRECTV Channel 375, DISH Network Channel 9410
Event Link: http://www.linktv.org/programs/default-student-loan-documentary
Film: Higher education has become essential to the future of our nation as a whole, and to individual Americans who hope to enter or remain in the middle class. As family incomes, available grant aid, and state investments in higher education have failed to keep pace with college costs, students and families have increasingly turned to student loans to help bridge the growing affordability gap.
Default: the Student Loan Documentary chronicles the stories of borrowers from different backgrounds affected by the student lending industry and their struggles to change the system. No matter when their loans were taken, many borrowers find themselves in a paralyzing predicament of repaying two, three or multiple times the original amount borrowed, with no bankruptcy protection, no cap on fees and penalties and no recourse to the law. The consequences are dire, with stories of borrowers in financial and emotional ruin.
National partners include the United States Student Association, Student Labor Action Project, Student Loan Justice, Forgive Student Loan Debt to Stimulate the Economy, Be Social Change, Occupy Student Debt, and Demos. The project is a fiscally-sponsored project of the San Francisco Film Society and a recipient of a FilmHouse residency by the San Francisco Film Commission.
For more information on DEFAULT, please visit: DefaultMovie.com
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