What’s Up, Doc? Series: Payback

What's Up, Doc? Series: Payback

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Date: 12/11/2012 2:12 pm
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Date of event Monday, January 28, 7:00 p.m.
Location of event Central Library, 350 W. Georgia St., Alice MacKay Room

Please join us for a screening of award-winning director Jennifer Baichwal’s masterfully cinematic adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s bestseller Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, which offers a fascinating look at debt and how it influences relationships, societies, governing structures and even the fate of the planet The film is an incisive and moving exploration of debt not simply as an economic consequence but as a primal human condition.

The film explores the link between debtor and creditor in a variety of contexts and situations – a years-long blood feud between two Albanian families; the BP oil spill; tomato farm workers in Florida and their bosses; media mogul Conrad Black and the US justice system – while addressing debt in all its forms: societal, personal, environmental, spiritual, criminal and, of course, economic.

Admission is free. Seating is limited.
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