Written by Denise Deby.
Filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal’s documentary Payback explores the notion of debt—debt of all kinds, including financial, social and environmental—and how ideas about what we “owe” influence our lives. The film, described as “riveting and poetic,” is based on Margaret Atwood’s book Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth. The film includes perspectives from Raj Patel (author of The Value of Nothing and Stuffed and Starved) and Louise Arbour (former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights).
The Ottawa Public Library is screening Payback at several branches in January and February 2013:
Tuesday, January 15, 7-8:30 p.m., Carlingwood Branch
Thursday, January 24, 6-7:30 p.m., Main Library
Thursday February 28 7-8:30 p.m., Greely Branch
You can check out the film trailer here: