Documental Payback coming to library film night

On Wednesday, Jan. 16 the Williams Lake Library will show the film Payback starting at 7 p.m.

On Wednesday, Jan. 16 the Williams Lake Library will show the film Payback starting at 7 p.m.

Payback, directed by Jennifer Baichwal, is based on Margaret Atwood’s bestselling book Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth.

Jennifer Baichwal’s feature documentary Payback offers a fascinating look at debt as a mental construct and traces how it influences relationships, societies, governing structures and even the fate of the planet.

The film explores the link between debtor and creditor in a variety of contexts and places.

Stories and insights are woven together by the prescient and acute observations of Atwood herself, who demonstrates both that the concept of debt lies at the very core of human experience.