The Divide
  • Year2014
  • Duration75 min

Alden is an ambitious Wall Street psychologist, while Rochelle struggles as a carer on a zero hours contract and Keith tries to make sense of his life behind bars, as a result of Clinton's "three strikes and you're out" policy. Through their stories, and four others, Katharine Round humanises the bleak fact that growing inequality is driving a terrible wedge through modern society. Jumping back and forth in time, and between characters and experts, this is an engrossing, cinematic, thought-provoking essay which flags up some root causes of today's societal woes - and raises disturbing questions about the future. Inspired by the best-selling book The Spirit Level, The Divide demonstrates the terrible impact that decades of misguided economic decisions is having on modern lives - and the truth behind the adage that money can't buy happiness.

Carol Nahra

  • Director(s): Katharine Round
  • Producer(s): Katharine Round
  • Country: United States, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Format: Video HDCAM
  • Premiere status: World Premiere
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Executive Producer(s):
Christopher Hird
John Mister
Woody James
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Dartmouth Films