'The Divide' tells the story of 7 individuals striving for a better life in the modern day US and UK - where the top 0.1% owns as much wealth as the bottom 90%. By plotting these tales together, we uncover how virtually every aspect of our lives is controlled by one factor: the size of the gap between rich and poor. This isn’t based on real life. This is real life. Wall Street psychologist Alden wants to make it to the top 1%; KFC worker Leah from Richmond, Virginia just wants to make it through the day; Jennifer in Sacramento, California doesn’t even talk to the neighbours in her upscale gated community – they’ve made it clear to her she isn’t “their kind”. By weaving these stories with archive news stories from 1979 to the present day, 'The Divide' creates a lyrical, psychological and tragi-comic picture of how economic division creates social division. The film is inspired by the critically-acclaimed, best-selling book “The Spirit Level” by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett.

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Studio
101 Films
Genre
Documentary
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Copyright
© 2016 The Spirit Level Film Company Limited

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

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CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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