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Baichwal to direct doc based on Margaret Atwood’s ‘Payback’

The National Film Board of Canada has announced through its blog (www.blog.nfb.ca) that it has recently optioned the film rights for Margaret Atwood's recent non-fiction book Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth. The film, now just entering the development stage, will be directed by Jennifer Baichwal (Manufactured Landscapes, Act of God) and produced by Ravida Din (Family Motel).
April 27, 2009

The National Film Board of Canada has announced through its blog (blog.nfb.ca) that it has recently optioned the film rights for Margaret Atwood’s recent non-fiction book Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth. The film, now just entering the development stage, will be directed by Jennifer Baichwal (Manufactured Landscapes, Act of God) and produced by Ravida Din (Family Motel).

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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