Margaret Atwood s visionary work Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth
is the basis for this riveting and poetic documentary on debt in its various forms societal, personal, environmental, spiritual, criminal, and of course, economic. Filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal (Manufactured Landscapes
) strikingly interweaves these (sometimes surprising) debtor/creditor relationships: two families in a years-long Albanian blood feud; the BP oil spill vs. the Gulf Coast; mistreated Florida tomato farm workers and their bosses; imprisoned media mogul Conrad Black and the U.S. justice system. With stunning cinematography and insightful commentary from Raj Patel, Louise Arbour and Atwood herself, Payback
is a brilliant, game-changing rumination on the subject.
DVD Special Features Include:
HD transfer, enhanced for widescreen viewing
Q&A with Margaret Atwood and director Jennifer Baichwal
Stereo and 5.1 soundtracks