Student Colin Christopher's documentary on microfinance in India is available on YouTube. Christopher showed A Sinking Ship, Microfinance and the Andhra Pradesh Crisis at the La Follette School on November 1. "It was an honor to hold the first public screening in the US @ La Follette, and I really appreciated the opportunity," he says.
Christopher interned with Basix, a for-profit livelihood promotion institution. He traveled around the state of Andhra Pradesh and spoke with bankers, regulators, academics, firms and farmers about microfinance. He put together the 18-minute documentary on the trends and role of microfinance in India's economy. At the end of his internship, Christopher worked with a member of India's Parliament to formulate a legislative strategy for passing a comprehensive legal framework to regulate microfinance in India.
Christopher is a second-year student working on a Master of International Public Affairs degree.