The Divide documentary reveals social tensions caused by low pay in the UK and US
Social inequality comes under the spotlight in The Divide, a powerful documentary coming to UK cinemas from today (22 April).
The film tells the stories of seven individuals in the UK and US – where, according to presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, 0.1 per cent of America’s wealthiest own almost as much as the bottom 90 per cent – striving for a better life. The seven individuals are taken from all social strata, including an alcoholic poet in Glasgow, a carer in Newcastle, a KFC worker in Virginia and a Wall Street psychologist.
These candid interviews are interspersed with news footage from 1979 to the present, exploring how the deregulation during the Thatcher/Reagan era in the 1980s may have precipitated the global inequality detailed in the film.
Former Labour leader Ed Miliband recently offered his support to the documentary.
The Divide documentary is on at selected cinemas from 22 April and released nationwide on 31 May.