San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We are delighted to invite you to a special screening of The Divide, a new documentary film inspired by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett's ‘The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone’ ahead of its official UK release in cinemas.
The film’s director Katharine Round and executive producer Christopher Hird will be joining us for the screening, and for a special Q&A.
The screening will start at 18:00, running for about 75 minutes, followed by a Q&A with:
- Katharine Round, Director, The Divide
- Christopher Hird, Executive Producer, The Divide
- Anna Coote, Associate Director (Social Policy), New Economics Foundation
The Divide tells the story of seven individuals striving for a better life in modern day US and UK - where the top 0.1% owns as much wealth as the bottom 90%. By plotting these tales together, it uncovers how every aspect of our lives is controlled by one factor: the size of the gap between rich and poor. This documentary, inspired by the bestselling book ‘The Spirit Level’ by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, gives a more personal account of the extent of inequality and how it shapes our societies.
By weaving personal stories with news archive from 1979 to the present day, The Divide creates a lyrical, psychological and tragi-comic picture of how economic division creates social division. It serves as both a call to arms, and a powerful warning.
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