To Catch a Dollar: Muhammad Yunus Banks on America

Overview

While some of America's largest banks were teetering on the verge of failure in 2008, one chain of banks continues to grow and serve its communities by thinking small. Muhammad Yunus is a Nobel Prize-winning economist from Bangladesh who is the founder of the Grameen Bank, a financial institution specializing in "microcredit." The Grameen Bank makes small loans to female customers who want to start small businesses but lack collateral; through these loans, Grameen makes it possible for the poor to help themselves...
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Overview

While some of America's largest banks were teetering on the verge of failure in 2008, one chain of banks continues to grow and serve its communities by thinking small. Muhammad Yunus is a Nobel Prize-winning economist from Bangladesh who is the founder of the Grameen Bank, a financial institution specializing in "microcredit." The Grameen Bank makes small loans to female customers who want to start small businesses but lack collateral; through these loans, Grameen makes it possible for the poor to help themselves in a practical manner, and the bank has been rewarded with a repayment rate of 96 percent. Having helped millions of people in the Third World, Yunus has taken microcredit to the United States, opening a Grameen Bank branch in Queens, New York. Filmmaker Gayle Ferraro profiles Yunus as he explains his theories and helps the Queens branch of the Grameen Bank open for business in the documentary To Catch a Dollar: Muhammad Yunus Banks on America; the film also follows two of the bank's first American customers as they obtain small loans, start small businesses, and help other loan recipients stay on their payment schedules. The film received its North American premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
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Special Features

Sixteen Decisions, A Film By Gayle Ferraro (2000); And More
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/29/2013
  • UPC: 826663138115
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Rating:

  • Source: Shout Factory
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Color / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 60,215

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Muhammad Yunus Participant
Technical Credits
Gayle Ferraro Director, Cinematographer, Producer
James Butterworth Executive Producer
Keiko Deguchi Editor
Bill Megalos Cinematographer
Cara Mertes Executive Producer
Impact Partners Executive Producer
Claudio Ragazzi Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- To Catch a Dollar: Muhammed Yunis Banks on America
1. Chapter 1 [9:26]
2. Chapter 2 [10:14]
3. Chapter 3 [10:41]
4. Chapter 4 [8:50]
5. Chapter 5 [10:54]
6. Chapter 6 [10:39]
7. Chapter 7 [9:35]
8. Chapter 8 [11:21]
9. Chapter 9 [3:15]
1. Chapter 1 [14:04]
2. Chapter 2 [13:56]
3. Chapter 3 [15:31]
4. Chapter 4 [12:48]
5. Chapter 5 [:53]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- To Catch a Dollar: Muhammed Yunis Banks on America
   Play Movie
   Chapters
   Bonus Features
      Sixteen Decisions
      Filmmaker, Gayle Ferraro, Visits Selina Ten Years Later
      Professor Yunus In Europe
      Micro Credit Summit With President Toledo
      Social Business: The Next Frontier
      A Beggar's Loan
      To Catch A Dollar Panel Discussion On Microfinance In America
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