Just a few years after the subprime mortgage crisis, there are ominous signs that the student loan market is on the verge of collapsing, yet another casualty of predatory lending practices. Default brings this perilous situation into sharp relief, chronicling the stories of borrowers who find themselves in the paralyzing predicament of having to repay far more than what they borrowed -- with no bankruptcy protection, and no recourse under the law. The result is at once an accessible analysis of a mounting economic crisis, and a cautionary tale for students.
Praise for the Film
"Puts a human face on the student debt crisis. Explains words like 'default' and 'forbearance' through compelling stories. Both a cautionary tale and a call to action." - Anne Lakas Miller | The Nation Magazine
"A timely film that should be watched by all students, parents, university administrators/faculty, and all voting citizens." - Anastasia Wilson | Blogger, Memoirs of an Economics Student .
A Film by Sege Bakalian & Aurora Meneghello. Directed by Aurora Meneghello Produced by Serge Bakalian
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