Film screening: The Divide

Monday 25 April 2016 Incomes and Inequality

How does the gap between the rich and poor affect the lives we live? What is the impact on the rich, as well as the rest? Is anyone really a winner from inequality and what, if anything, should be done to close the gap?

These questions will be debated at a screening and Q&A of The Divide ­– a new film inspired by the bestselling book The Spirit Level.  It explores how economic turmoil and a rising income gap between the richest and poorest impacts society.  Through the stories of seven people in the UK and US, the film explores how the economic backdrop of a country shapes the lives of its people.

At this Resolution Foundation event The Divide will be screened in full, followed by a Q&A with the film’s producer Katharine Round and Richard Wilkinson, co-author of ‘The Spirit Level’. The Q&A will be chaired by Resolution Foundation Executive Chair David Willetts and there will be time for audience questions.