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ABOUT THIS FILM: INEQUALITY FOR ALL looks at the topic of widening income inequality through the lens of noted economic policy expert Robert Reich. At the heart of the film is a simple proposition: what is a good society, and what role does the widening income gap play in the deterioration of our nation’s economic health?
Reich explains the urgency of this issue: economic imbalances are now at a level that is almost historically unprecedented. Income inequality is rising in America and the resulting consequences are both real and significant. In fact, the two years of the widest economic inequality of the last century were 1928 and 2007 - the two years just before the greatest economic crashes of modern times.
With Reich, we explore the cause-and-effect dynamic of unequal wealth distribution and methodically portray how widening income inequality affects us all. Unequal societies are increasingly subject to booms and busts; crime rates go up and political polarization becomes more extreme as economic inequality widens. The social fabric of our nation begins to fray and pull apart. Even America’s wealthiest individuals would become more prosperous with a smaller share of a more equal, stable and growing economy. INEQUALITY FOR ALL makes the argument that it is clearly possible, if not necessary, for a healthy capitalist economy to simultaneously have low inequality and be vibrant, innovative, and wealthy as a whole.
OUR GOAL: We are endeavoring for INEQUALITY FOR ALL to be a paradigm-shifting, eye-opening experience for the American public. We want to accurately show through a non-partisan perspective why extreme income inequality is such an important topic for our citizens today and for the future of America. We also want to provide Robert Reich with a proper platform: Reich, as Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton, was named one of the top cabinet members of the century by Time magazine, and has a knack for breaking down complex topics in ways that are easy to understand. His charisma and credibility both inside and outside of the political establishment make him uniquely suited to tell this story.
WHAT WE NEED TO MAKE THIS FILM HAPPEN: We urgently need to raise $75,000 in order to finish INEQUALITY FOR ALL in time to make an impact on the national discussion as the next Obama Administration takes office. We specifically need money for:
1. Editors: We need $25,000 to pay our talented editors who are working hard round the clock!
2. Archival footage: We need $25,000 to cover our archival footage costs.
3. Original score: We need $25,000 to compose original music for the film.
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