Payback


Synopsis

Based on Margaret Atwood' s best-selling book 'Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth', PAYBACK offers a fascinating look at debt, tracing how it influences relationships, societies, governing structures and the very fate of the planet. The film explores the link between debtor and creditor in a variety of contexts - from the mountains of northern Albania to the tomato fields of southern Florida -blending compelling stories of 'owing' and 'being owed' with the insights of renowned thinkers like Karen Armstrong, Louise Arbour, William Rees and Raj Patel, as well as personal reflections from Conrad Black and others. Story and insight are brought into sharper focus by the acute observations of Atwood herself, who demonstrates that 'debt' as an idea lies at the very core of human experience.
Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary|World Cinema
Running Time: 90 min.
Year: 2011

CREDITS

CAST
Conrad Black ()
Eric Schlosser ()
Margaret Atwood ()
DIRECTED BY
Jennifer Baichwal

TRAILER


PHOTOS

Gulf Oil Spill detail. Courtesy of The National Film Board of Canada.
Blood feud victim, Gjin Prenaga, Northern Albania. Courtesy of The National Film Board of Canada.
Industrial tomato fields, Southern Florida. Courtesy of The National Film Board of Canada.
Margaret Atwood preparing for reading. Courtesy of The National Film Board of Canada.
Conrad Black. Courtesy of Jeffrey Salter.
Filmmakers Nick de Pencier and Jennifer Baichwal with Conrad Black (centre). Courtesy of Jeffrey Salter.