This film is inspired by the critically-acclaimed, best-selling book “The Spirit Level” by Prof Richard Wilkinson (Univerity of Nottingham) and Prof Kate Pickett (University of York).
The Divide tells the story of 7 individuals striving for a better life in 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 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. By weaving these stories with news archive from 1979 to the present day, The Divide creates a lyrical, psychological and tragi-comic picture of how economic division creates social division.
The Divide serves as both a call to arms, and a powerful warning.
DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY: Katharine Round
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Christopher Hird, Dartmouth Films
Doors and bar open at 6pm for a 6:30 start. 75 minutes running time, after which the bar is open again.
TICKET PRICING: Dartmouth Films is an independent production company. The sustainability of independent filmmaking relies on people paying to watch the films they see. The producers have had tremendous support from crowd funders, from some private foundations and others but they do not have the resources of a broadcast commission or a large production company behind them. The income from the film is what makes it possible to make it. Please keep this in mind when choosing tickets, which are varied in price - given the theme of the documentary - and pay according to your ability. Cash at the door is $1 extra ($6 or $16). Donations welcome (at the screening in cash or via the organizer, Simon Cole - please inquire). Excess proceeds will go to The New Globe Theatre - thank you Paul, for offering the venue without conditions!