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Thanks to all of your contributions we were able to finish Default: the Student Loan Documentary last year.  The 27-minute film was released on PBS late October 2011 and has since gone on to screen at over 142 public broadcasting stations, screened at over 200 college campuses and events, featured in over 200 media outlets including The […]


  • You can now catch Default on over 142 public broadcasting stations across the country, including PBS and LinkTV #
  • Default was voted Best Documentary (short) at SF Indie Film Festival 2012 #

Default: the Student Loan Documentary

the film 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.

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