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Payback -- This feature documentary based on Margaret Atwood's bestselling book Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, offers a fascinating look at debt as a mental construct and traces how it influences relationships, societies, governing structures and the fate of the planet.


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Margaret Atwood (book)
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Some debts can't be paid back with money
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DVD Release: Payback
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Margaret Atwood on Payback, The Handmaid’s Tale As Current Events, and The Hunger Games
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Eric Schlosser ... Himself

Margaret Atwood ... Herself - Author
Conrad Black ... Himself
Raj Patel ... Himself
Louise Arbour ... Herself
Francis Dolan ... Himself
Gjin Marku ... Himself - Committee for Nationwide Reconciliation
Casi Callaway ... Herself - Mobile Baykeeper
Lucas Benitez ... Himself - Coalition of Immokalee Workers
William Rees ... Himself
Gregorio Venegas ... Himself
Gerardo Reyes ... Himself - Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Florence Barran ... Herself - Paul's Mother
Jon Esformes ... Himself - Owner, Pacific Tomator Growers
Ilir Prenaga ... Himself - Petrit's Older Brother
Karen Armstrong ... Herself
Pashke Prenaga ... Himself
Paul Mohammed ... Himself
Llesh Prenaga ... Himself
Petrit Prenaga ... Himself
Rodney Lyons ... Himself

Directed by
Jennifer Baichwal 
Writing credits
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Margaret Atwood  book
Jennifer Baichwal  adaptation

Original Music by
Gabe Morley 
Film Editing by
Nick Hector 
Sound Department
David Rose .... supervising sound editor
Other crew
Troy L. Coffee .... production assistant
Elizabeth Klinck .... visual researcher

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Herself - Author:The trickle down theory of economics has it that it is good for rich people to get even richer because some of their wealth will trickle down upon those that stand below them on the economic ladder...
Herself - Author:Notice that the metaphor is not that of a gushing waterfall but of a leaking tap.
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