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Directed & Produced by Katharine Round | Executive Producer Christopher Hird | Editor John Mister
The Divide tells the story of the effects of income inequality through 7 interweaving stories of people at different positions on the income scale, all striving for a better life in two of the developed world’s most unequal countries: the US and UK.
The film is inspired by the critically-acclaimed, best-selling book “The Spirit Level” by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett.
After premiering at Sheffield International Documentary Festival, the film was released in 200+ UK cinemas across 70 cities in Spring 2016 to widespread critical acclaim, followed by a US and UK release on Netflix.
★★★★ "a fierce, unsettling film" Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
★★★★ "jaw-dropping stuff" Evening Standard
★★★★ "the intimate, people-centric approach makes for a more emotional experience than your average state-of-the-economy doc" TimeOut
★★★★ "a sensitive exploration of a vital issue" The Express
★★★★ "a tender, authoritative punch" Total Film
★★★★ "heartbreaking" HeyUGuys
★★★★ "poignant eye-opener" The Upcoming
"timely, emotionally shattering, formidable... This documentary will be seminal; it will be analysed to bits and viewed as valuable testimonial in decades to come" Picturehouse Cinemas
"an astoundingly accurate portrayal of social division...brilliantly shot, insightful" The British Blacklist
"a fascinating social portrait" New Scientist
"manages the trick of turning a data-driven book full of charts and graphs into an interwoven collection of gripping stories." Boing Boing
"The Divide beautifully translates the essence of The Spirit Level into 70 minutes of humanity...this film is a delight" The F-Word