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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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Some debts can't be paid back with money
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DVD Release: Payback
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Margaret Atwood ... Herself - Author

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

Directed by
Jennifer Baichwal 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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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Margaret Atwood - 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...
Margaret Atwood - Author:Notice that the metaphor is not that of a gushing waterfall but of a leaking tap.
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