Festival Category: Real To Reel
Director: Jacob Kornbluth
Country of Origin: US
Duration: 90 minutes
Mon 17th Feb 2014
Fresh from Sundance, where it won the Special Jury Prize, Inequality for All examines widening income inequality in the United States of America. Presented by Robert Reich, Secretary of Labour in the Clinton Administration, and now a professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley, the film investigates how the rich have gotten richer and the rest of us haven’t. Director Jacob Kornbluth takes complex economic ideas and deftly explains how they relate to the quality of everyday life as lived by most ordinary people. One of the film’s great strengths is its interview subjects, who range from Erika Vaclav, a Costco check-out clerk, to Nick Hanauer, a Seattle billionaire who believes that his taxes should go up. Incisive, accessible and funny (who knew Reich had such a sense of comic timing?), Inequality for All is a landmark documentary on the defining issue of our time.
Seattle International Film Festival
‘a revolutionary film’
‘Smart, funny and articulate, Robert Reich is the university professor we all wish we’d had. He’s so accessible and entertaining he takes a subject that sounds soporific and makes it come alive’
Winner, Special Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival
There will be a post-screening panel discussion, presented in association with TASC, featuring Nat O'Connor, Colm O'Regan, Marie Sherlock, Margaret E Ward, and moderated by Sean Whelan, RTE Economics Correspondent.