The best Canadian documentary since Surviving Progress, this Sundance 2012 selection is based on the book by Margaret Atwood, whose deadpan lecture of excerpts from it acts as narration. Exploring various facets of debt, be it financial, political, social, moral or ecological, Payback is thoroughly thought-provoking in the way it draws parallels between things like the treatment of migrant farm workers in Florida, a blood feud between two Albanian families and the BP oil spill. Meanwhile, Jennifer Baichwal mixes talking-head segments with striking, evocative visuals accompanied by a great ambient score by Martin Tielli and Gabriel Morley.
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Kim Nguyen’s Rebelle (War Witch) wins top award at the Tribeca Film Festival (ADDED: Jeff Barnaby‘s Rhymes for Young Ghouls wins Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award)
During tonight’s Tribeca Film Festival awards ceremony, which was held at the at the Conrad New York in New York, Kim Nguyen‘s Rebelle (War Witch) received the Founders Award for [...]