Check out the trailer for the documentary below
Sometimes, in-between all the entertaining blockbusters that seem to come our way all year round, it’s good to take in a solid documentary to remind us what kind of state society is in. That’s exactly what Inequality For All is there for.
You can tell what side of the political spectrum Jacob Kornbluth’s film falls on by reading the title; this is an examination of income inequality in the U.S. It premiered at Sundance Film Festival in the Documentary Competition section and won a U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Achievement in Filmmaking.
The poster for Inquality for All
The film follows Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. He begins by posing three questions: “The first is, what is happening in terms of distribution of income and wealth? No. 2 is why? No. 3: Is it a problem? Maybe it’s not a problem.” Reich speaks openly and regularly about the subject, and considering the U.S. ranks 64th, behind countries like Uganda and Jamaica in terms of inequality, it’s not hard to see why.
“These structural problems are endemic around the world, but it doesn’t mean we’ve got to throw up our hands and say, ‘We can’t do anything about them. If we don’t actually get to work dealing with these really savage inequalities, we are going to have an economy that’s not working,” he said recently on Morning Joe.
“When you’re living in it day-to-day, it doesn’t hit you with the same force as when you step back and see that this has been growing and widening for a very long time,” Jacob Kornbluth, the movie’s director, added on the show.