|Sun 5th June||7.45pm|
Dir: Katharine Round | UK / USA | 2015 | 78 mins
Katherine Round’s incendiary documentary follows seven individuals striving for a better life in the US and UK, where the top 0.1% owns as much wealth as the bottom 90%. Wall Street psychologist Alden wants to make it to the top 1% while KFC worker Leah just hopes to make it through the day. By juxtaposing such stories, Round shows how our lives are delimited by the pressures of an overweening free market economy and how economic inequality both creates and tragically sustains a toxic social division. A searing portrait of contemporary capitalism, The Divide is a vital call to action.
“A fierce, unsettling critique of inequality” **** Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
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