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October 23, 2012

Payback

Fascinating look at debt as a mental construct and traces how it influences relationships, societies and governing structures.

This documentary/discussion offers a striking look at debts that cannot be paid with money. Interviews with prisoners, unwilling participants in blood feuds, people involved with the cleanup of the BP oil leak in the gulf and others discuss the frustration of the inability to pay back a "psychic debt". A robbery victim afraid to go home, a quick fix to clean up an oil leak leading to the destruction of the environment, a blood feud over a shooting are debts that cannot be cleared away with money they are psychic debts. These are injustices where not only the victims suffer but also the perpetrators. Reconciliation may be the only way to relieve the psyche debt but it seems that all involved will have to reach reconciliation together. This documentary is a great place to start and to learn to understand the other. ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 58326-D 86 minutes 2012

Posted by mcmike at October 23, 2012 08:17 AM

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