Inequality For All

Jacob Kornbluth

United States 2013, 90 min.


Spoken language: English

Subtitles: Dutch

Festival year: 2014

In this entertaining documentary about the reverse side of the American dream, the serious problem of income inequality in the US is light-heartedly brought across using animations, archive footage and Dolly Parton’s Nine to Five.


In Inequality for All, an economic version of Al Gore’s ‘alarmist’ about global warming film An Inconvenient Truth, confronts us with the severe income inequality in the United States. According to passionate and engaging professor Robert Reich this situation is not only a major threat to the economy, but to democracy as well; In his lectures, books and essays the former minister of Employment has been pleading for better welfare distribution for years. Inspired by Reich’s book Aftershock filmmaker Jacob Kornbluth translated this wide-ranging problem into an entertaining documentary, that sheds light on how things could get this far and what will happen if we don’t take action now. Our destiny is in our hands, says Reich: “We make the economic rules ourselves, so we also have the power to change those rules”.


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