I wanted to share this invitation from the Blueprint for Better Business to join a diverse audience for a screening of the award-nominated, feature-length documentary ‘The Divide’.
The Blueprint for Better Business is an independent charity acting as a catalyst to challenge and support businesses to live out a purpose that serves society.
Following the film there will be a Q&A panel discussion with the Director and Executive Producer; as well as former economic advisor to Margaret Thatcher Alan Budd, and careworker Rochelle Monte – both of whom feature in the documentary.
The film is inspired by the critically acclaimed, best-selling book ‘The Spirit Level’ by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett.
Tuesday 7th March 2017
Arrive from 6pm. The film screening will begin at 6.30pm, with a Q & A panel discussion afterwards.
Amnesty International UK Human Rights Action Centre
17-25 New Inn Yard,London, EC2A 3EA
This will be followed by complimentary drinks in the Atrium. Please bring a copy of your ticket with you, or have it available to show on your phone. The cost of the tickets is to cover venue hire and to make a contribution towards the costs of creating the film. A Blueprint for Better Business will not make a profit from the event.
If you have any access requirements or require any further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Film
The Divide tells the story of 7 individuals striving for a better life in modern day US and UK – where the top 0.1% owns as much wealth as the bottom 90%. By plotting these tales together, we uncover how every aspect of our lives is controlled by one factor: the size of the gap between rich and poor. This isn’t based on real life. This is real life.
Wall Street psychologist Alden wants to make it to the top 1%; Glaswegian rapper Darren just wants to stay sober; Newcastle carer Rochelle wishes her job wasn’t looked down on so much; Jen in Sacramento, California, doesn’t even talk to the neighbours in her upscale gated community – they’ve made it clear to her she isn’t “their kind”. It becomes clear that a higher income doesn’t ensure happiness and inequality hurts us all – rich and poor. By weaving these stories with news archive from 1979 to the present day, The Divide creates a lyrical, psychological and tragi-comic picture of how economic division creates social division. The film features high profile commentators including former economic adviser to Margaret Thatcher, Sir Alan Budd, historian Sir Max Hastings, economist Ha-Joon Chang, Noam Chomsky and epidemiologist Sir Michael Marmot. The Divide serves as both a call to arms, and a powerful warning. The film is inspired by the critically acclaimed, best-selling book “The Spirit Level” by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett.
A Blueprint for Better Business is an independent charity that challenges and supports businesses to realise their true long-term potential: to serve society, respect people, rediscover their purpose and thereby earn a fair and sustainable return for investors. They act as a catalyst for positive change by using their ‘Five Principles of a Purpose Driven Business’ and ‘A Framework to Guide Decision making’. They connect businesses with wider society and introduce them to new research and ideas, through our conferences and round tables. For more information visit www.blueprintforbusiness.org
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