Robert Reich and Director Jacob Kornbluth Talk INEQUALITY FOR ALL, Making a Complex Subject Accessible, Future Collaborations, and More

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Robert Reich makes a compelling argument on behalf of the middle class in Jacob Kornbluth’s must-see documentary, Inequality for All.  The film offers an intimate portrait of the UC Berkeley professor, best-selling author, and former Clinton cabinet member as he demonstrates through fascinating classroom lectures, interviews, news clips and graphics how the widening income gap has had a devastating impact on the American economy and our democracy.  Reich uses humor, passion and a wide array of facts to connect the dots and explain why our economy is in crisis, how the issue of economic inequality affects all of us, and why it isn’t just about moral fairness.

At a recent roundtable interview, Reich and Kornbluth discussed the genesis of the project, how they set out to make a complex subject accessible so audiences could connect in a powerful way and better understand the issues at stake, how they used the clever image of a suspension bridge to illustrate the connection between the two greatest financial crashes of the past century, why you have to step out of the 24-hour news cycle and avoid the blame game to grasp the bigger picture and inspire positive social change, and their plans to collaborate in the future.  Hit the jump to read the interview.

Sundance 2013: INEQUALITY FOR ALL Review

by     Posted 1 year, 274 days ago

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I don’t know what other people don’t know.  I can’t cite empirical data regarding the knowledge or ignorance of a potential audience.  Viewers coming into Jacob Kornbluth‘s documentary Inequality for All will find Robert Reich‘s explanation of wealth disparity an eye-opening experience or a remedial course with nice visual aids.  The film is transparently an advocacy documentary, and it won’t change the minds of viewers who are convinced that Reich is a communist or a socialist (also because people who level those charges usually don’t know the definition of a communist or socialist).  Kornbluth finds an affable lead figure in the diminutive Reich, but his well-spoken lesson only leads to facile solutions.

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