Sundance Update #3: MFF Alum Jacob Kornbluth’s INEQUALITY FOR ALL

Still from INEQUALITY FOR ALL. 2012, 88 minutes, color, U.S.A., Documentary.

Film still from INEQUALITY FOR ALL featuring UC Berkeley Professor Robert Reich teaching to a room full of students. 2012, 88 minutes, color, U.S.A., Documentary.

Jacob Kornbluth, who won the 2001 MD Filmmaker Fellowship for his script THE BEST THIEF IN THE WORLD, which played at MFF 2004, is premiering a remarkable nonfiction film called INEQUALITY FOR ALL about how the widening income inequality gap in America poses a dire threat to our economy and democracy.

Robert Reich and Jacob Kornbluth at the INEQUALITY FOR ALL screening.

Jacob Kornbluth and entrepreneur, author and venture capitalist Nick Hannauer at the INEQUALITY FOR ALL screening.

This documentary is based on former Labor Secretary for the Clinton Administration and current UC Berkeley Professor Robert Reich‘s book Aftershock, which tackles this massive issue and asks what happens if we do not act.  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?

This film forces us to reckon with the problems of our country’s economic inequality as AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH called our attention to the issue of global warming – a film which went on to become one of the highest grossing documentaries in movie history (not to mention garnering an Oscar win and Al Gore‘s Nobel Peace prize).

-Jed Dietz, MFF Director


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