This NFB documentary, based on Margaret Atwood’s bestselling book Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, offers a fascinating look at the concept of Debt and how it influences relationships, societies, governing structures and the fate of the planet itself.

Most people owe money to financial institutions, criminals owe a debt to society, workers owe their living to their employers, and corporations create damage to the Environment, perhaps a debt that cannot be repaid. Many relationships in the modern world revolve around “owing” and “being owed”

Exploring the link between debtor and creditor in a variety of situations, from the mountains of Albania to the tomato fields of southern Florida, the film blends compelling stories of “owing” and “being owed” with the views of people like Karen Armstrong, Louise Arbour, William Rees, Raj Patel, Conrad Black and Margaret Atwood.

The film Payback will be shown Friday, September 28, 2018 at 7 pm at Comox United Church, 250 Beach Drive in Comox. Admission is by donation.

Robert McDonald

Comox United Church