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Film Nights – Connection in a COVID World – The Divide
24 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm£12
Living in a COVID world has brought home the importance of connection. It has shown us, with absolute clarity, how dependent we are on each other. We now need to ask what more can we do to care for each other, for ourselves and for the earth? Our Film Nights Series allows us to come together to ask such questions. Each event screens a thought-provoking documentary film, followed by a panel discussion, chaired by David Cameron and Suzanne Zeedyk.
Caring for each other is the theme for the first film of the series.
The Divide has been described as a “short sharp shock of a film”. Released by British-based producers Dartmouth Films in 2015, it explores the myth of social equality, arguing that economic policies of the last several decades have created a monster for the present day: a super-rich, super-managerial class with toxic levels of disconnection from the rest of society. Based on the book The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better, the film demonstrates why inequality damages everyone. Amongst the personal stories it tells is that of Darren McGarvey, known to the British public as one of the foremost commentators on social inequality due to his award-winning book Poverty Safari. Our panel will tackle the question of whether the light that COVID has shone on inequality may prove to a be a new spur to redress it.
For more information on the film, see their website: www.thedividedocumentary.com