Payback Movie

Some debts can't be paid back with money.

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Who's Involved:

Jennifer Baichwal

Release Date:

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 (Limited)

Rating: NR

Runtime: 1 hr, 22 m

Payback Plot: What's the story?

Margaret Atwood's Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth is the basis for this 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 Earth; mistreated Florida tomato farm workers and their bosses; imprisoned media mogul Conrad Black and the U.S. justice system.

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Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Payback?

A look at the Payback behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Jennifer Baichwal last directed Watermark and Anthropocene: The Human Epoch.

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Production Timeline: When did the Payback come together?

On or about December 31, 1969 • The film was in Completed status.

Payback Release Date: When was it released?

Payback was released in 2012 on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 in limited movie theaters. There were 2 other movies released on the same date, including Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story and Inventing Our Life: The Kibbutz Experiment.

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April 25, 2012 Limited
April 25, 2012

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