Two government debt experts travel the U.S. on a “Fiscal Wake-Up Tour” trying to warn the public that the U.S. is on the brink of a fiscal catastrophe that has gone largely unreported. [Dir: Patrick Creadon/ 85 min/ Documentary/ Incompetent Government, Econ 101]
External Reviews of I.O.U.S.A.
“This thoroughly admirable picture by documentary film-maker Patrick Creadon takes the driest subject in the world – America’s national debt – and makes you deeply ashamed of not having been worried about it before now…a scary, exhilarating blast of atheist common sense.”
“Yet another documentary that everyone should see but most will not…”
–New York Times
“[This documentary] accomplishes an amazing thing. It explains the national debt, the foreign trade deficit, the decrease in personal savings, how the prime interest rate works, and the weakness of our leaders.”
“I.O.U.S.A. is an Inconvenient Truth for the debt crisis.”
“For those who care about economic reality as much as cinematic fantasy, [I.O.U.S.A.] might just be the scariest release of the summer.”