Sunday, 22 January 2017

The Divide Film Screening

Last Thursday, Transition MK joined a number of other community groups and movements for a showing of 'The Divide' - a documentary directed by Katherine Round which tells the story of 7 individuals striving for a better life in the modern day US and UK - where the top 0.1% owns as much wealth as the bottom 90%. 

Top and bottom: Networking with local groups
Middle: Q&A with Katherine Round

The film was inspired by the best-selling book 'The Spirit Level' by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett. It provided a thought-provoking, and at times, emotional look at the issues facing people as inequality widens, and provided the audience a chance to think about what actions they might take to help reduce this divide.  The film was followed by a Q&A session with Katherine, which included questions around her experience of creating the film, the impact it had on her, and how inequality might be tackled in a turbulent and changing economic environment.

Katherine taking questions from the audience

Thanks to all partners who were involved in putting this event together - Community Action: MK, The People's Assembly MK, MK Peace and Justice Network, MK Community Bank, Milton Keynes Green Party and Momentum MK

The Divide is available on Netflix.