In a year awash with Hollywood sequels––three of the top five grossing movies so far––director Jacob Kornbluth and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich have created a truly original film: a documentary about the economy with clever infographics, sure, but also plenty of drama, heartbreak, and even humor. Inequality for All, which opens in select cities this Friday, stars Reich, a longtime economist and currently a professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He leads viewers on a complex and at times personal narrative about how the U.S. economy has created the worst income disparity in a hundred years.
Recently, Kornbluth and Reich visited Fast Company for our Creative Conversation series to talk about the project.
"I have a little fatigue, as I think a lot of people do, when they hear the words 'issue–driven' films," Kornbluth said. "They think they aren't going to see a movie that's entertaining. This had to be fun."
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