Heres what theyre saying about TO OUR CREDIT:NATIONAL PRESS
" this uplifting documentary is worlds away from the bottomless foreign-aid money pit it shows how in the past decade lenders have provided small loans to help millions of poor women (and some men) start and expand their own businesses."
"TO OUR CREDIT investigates whether the microcredit concept is worth pursuing. Preliminary research, included in the program suggests that it is, as a job-creation and a poverty-alleviation strategy."
PROFESSORS AND TEACHERS
"TO OUR CREDIT is a valuable resource for introducing public policy, sociology, economics and social work students to microcredit programs in the United States..."
" for all its educational value, TO OUR CREDIT has been produced with artistic flair, which makes the learning a pleasure."
" after the film introduced microcredit to my students, they delved into the topic with interest because they saw how it mattered to peoples lives."
"TO OUR CREDIT shows how microenterprise development programs facilitate human capital development and help to level the economic playing field..."
ADVOCATES FOR WOMEN
"I can personally attest to the power of TO OUR CREDIT as a persuasive advocacy tool This is the definitive documentary on one of the most significant movements of the twentieth Century."
"TO OUR CREDIT vividly conveys the transformative power of this new economic option for low-income women "
"TO OUR CREDIT captures the power of whats possible when women worldwide have access to different financial resources to build their own businesses."
MICROENTERPRISE PRACTITIONERS "TO OUR CREDIT sets a new standard for authenticity, artistic excellence, and technical content."
"TO OUR CREDIT poses a vey real challenge to orthodox trickle donor economics and gives hope to those who want to believe in people-centered approaches to development..."
" after watching TO OUR CREDIT, my mother now has a much better sense of what I do for a living and why I do it!"
"TO OUR CREDIT is a moving portrayal of how microcredit programs are unleashing the human spirit and helping people work their way out of poverty with dignity."
"We plan to use TO OUR CREDIT in venues globally, with a range of audiences: investors, bankers, policymakers and practitioners."
"TO OUR CREDIT packs a breathtaking panorama of both the global and U.S. microenterprise movements into two pithy and moving hour-long journeys."
"TO OUR CREDIT makes visible to all who view it the brilliance of this economic innovation."
"TO OUR CREDIT offers a superb portrait of the vitally important field of microlending, and the way it builds community well-being "
"TO OUR CREDIT will add further credibility to the growing microenterprise development field in America and throughout the world "
"This program will be useful in our effort to impress upon our colleagues on Capitol Hill the inherent value of programs that work from the bottom up."
"TO OUR CREDIT is a very high quality production The social impact of credit on poverty alleviation as well as the improved standing in the family and society is very clearly."