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.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary, World Cinema
Running Time: 90 min.