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 itself. Exploring the link between debtor and creditor in a variety of contexts and places, from the mountains of northern Albania to the tomato fields of southern Florida, the film blends compelling stories of “owing” and “being owed” with the views of renowned figures like Karen Armstrong, Louise Arbour, William Rees and Raj Patel.

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Jennifer Baichwal
Jennifer Baichwal
Ravida Din
director of photography
Nick de Pencier
Nick Hector
sound recordist
Nick de Pencier
Louise Arbour
Karen Armstrong
Margaret Atwood
Conrad Black
Raj Patel
William Rees
Gjon Biba
Gjergi Lala
Agim Loci
Gjin Marku
Donika Prenaga
Gjin Prenaga
Liliana Prenaga
Llesh Prenaga
Lorenco Prenaga
Pashke Prenaga
Ilir Prenga
Petrit Prenga
Zef Sinani
Florence Barran
Paul Mohammed
Francis Dolan
Lucas Benitez
Gerardo Reyes Chavez
Jon Esformes
Gregorio Venegas
Casi Callaway
Rodney Lyons
sound design
David Rose
sound editor
David Rose
visual researcher
Elizabeth Klinck
Daniel Bilefsky
Avi Lewis
Raj Patel
original music
Martin Tielli
Jean Paul Vialard
executive producer
Ravida Din


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