Sundance Award-winning Documentary, "Inequality for All" to be Shown at Southern Vermont College

November 26, 2013

Southern Vermont College (SVC) will host a showing of the award-winning documentary film, “Inequality for All,” in the school’s Everett Theatre on Thursday, December 12, at 6 p.m. The screening is free and open to the public and will be followed by a faculty-moderated discussion. The documentary follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he speaks to audiences around the country about the widening economic gap between the rich and poor in the wake of the 2007-2008 financial collapse.

SVC is the first college showing this movie in Vermont and the surrounding region.

The film, which received a special jury award at the Sundance Film Festival, is being hailed as the “Inconvenient Truth” of the economy. Reich uses humor and a wide array of facts to explain how the issue of economic inequality affects every American. Entertaining and enlightening, Reich gives a passionate argument on behalf of the declining middle class as he demonstrates how the widening income gap threatens the viability of the American workforce and the foundation of democracy.

Reich, the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, served in three Presidential administrations, one as former Secretary of Labor during President Clinton’s term. He has written several best-selling books, including “The Work of Nations,” “Locked in the Cabinet” and his most recent book, “Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future.”

The 85-minute film was directed by Jacob Kornbluth and produced by Jen Chaiken/72 Production.

Please note that space is limited to 75 individuals. RSVP is preferred by contacting SVC Events Coordinator Robin Yearwood at 802-447-4678 or ryearwood@svc.edu.

View trailer: http://youtu.be/9REdcxfie3M