“War by Other Means” is an investigative documentary film co-directed by David Munro and John Pilger. The film was made in 1992 in order to expose the cruel practice made by First World banks as they take advantage of the Thirds World countries, loaning money to struggling nations only to charge exorbitant interest.
The film discusses how in the year of Live Aid in 1985, Africa gave as much to the United States than what the US gave to them. It also discusses how this system affected the Philippines as 44% of the country’s budget was dedicated to pay off the country’s national debt. This has led to an increase in the number of poor, exemplifying the point by featuring scavengers going through seemingly endless piles of garbage known as “Smokey Mountain”.