Capital in the 21st Century: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

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Capital in the 21st Century
Directed by Justin Pemberton

Streaming starting from Friday, May 1


“The most important study of inequality in over fifty years.”—Timothy Shenk, The Nation

Based on the international bestseller by rock-star economist Thomas Piketty (which sold over three million copies worldwide and landed Piketty on Time‘s list of most influential people), this captivating documentary is an eye-opening journey through wealth and power, a film that breaks the popular assumption that the accumulation of capital runs hand in hand with social progress, and shines a new light on today’s growing inequalities.

Traveling through time, the film assembles accessible pop-culture references coupled with interviews of some of the world’s most influential experts delivering an insightful and empowering journey through the past and into our future. Official selection of DOC NY. 2020, New Zealand, in English and French with English subtitles, 103 minutes. Recommended for 15+.