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Payback

Film/Video

Images courtesy of Zeitgeist Films

Payback
Jennifer Baichwal, 2012

New Documentary

Nonfiction filmmaking holds a strong appeal for many committed directors and producers. This ongoing series lets you sample wide-ranging approaches to the contemporary documentary.

Fri, June 22, 2012 7 PM
Sat, June 23, 2012 7 PM

Noted author Margaret Atwood’s brilliant essay "Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth" is the basis for this fascinating, poetic documentary on “debt” in all its various forms—societal, personal, environmental, spiritual, criminal, and of course, economic.

Filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal (Manufactured Landscapes) strikingly interweaves sometimes surprising debtor/creditor relationships with insightful commentaries from renowned thinkers Raj Patel, Louise Arbour, and Atwood herself, creating a brilliant, game-changing rumination on the subject. (85 mins., video)

Man with a Movie Camera

Be here Monday, September 14 as Alloy Orchestra takes the stage in our Film/Video Theater to accompany a restoration of Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera.

Clark

Join us Thursday, September 10 for a Next@Wex double bill featuring Tyondai Braxton and Clark, two innovators in the experimental electronica scene.