Film

Unorthodocs: The Divide

Mon 20 March 2017
19.00-21.00
£10.00 / £8.00 concessions

Concession price tickets apply to over 60s, teachers, tutors, disabled, students, 12-16 year olds and registered unwaged. You will need to bring relevant ID to verify your status. 

Screening Room
South Wing

The story of seven people at different levels of the income scale trying to make their way on the unequal worlds of the UK and the USA.

The Divide explores the personal stories of people striving for better lives both sides of the Atlantic. This 2015 film by Director Katharine Round shows how our lives are inextricably linked to the ever growing gap between the rich and the poor, featuring contributions from Noam Chomsky and Kwame Anthony Appiah the documentary shows a plight both personal and universal.

The film will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with Executive Producer Christopher Hird. 

Running time 1 hour 18 mins, this film is a 12A certificate.

"could become one of the defining films of our era...an extensive and important work tracking the disaster of neoliberal capitalism. Through gritty, personal tales, you get a vidid sense of what a horror story our economy, and our society, have become"

Occupy.com

Somerset House presents the fourth annual series of Unorthodocs; a programme of documentaries that have won awards and been screened at international festivals but have not been selected for broadcast on British television. The series is curated by Dartmouth Films, a film producer based at Somerset House and celebrates documentary at its most remarkable, innovative and provocative.