The Atkinson is holding a free private screening of ‘The Divide’ for local organisations and residents of Southport town centre.

You are invited to attend the screening which will be on Tuesday 28th June at 6pm in The Atkinson studio; followed by refreshments and an opportunity for discussion about the issues raised.

But places are limited – please find information attached on how to express an interest in attending the screening.

Tuesday 28th June 2016, 6pm

followed by refreshments and discussion

The Atkinson, Lord St, Southport

Places are limited, please express your interest:
0151 934 3151

The Divide –

Inspired by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett’s bestselling book The Spirit Level, Katharine Round’s incisive documentary offers a more personal account of how inequality shapes our societies. It aims to unravel the mystery of why, despite increasing material wealth, social divisions and personal anxiety are increasing. The film weaves together thought-provoking, poignant stories of seven people that illustrate how economic shifts impact individuals’ lived experience and psychology. The narrative links people from around the world, including a busy Wall Street psychologist whose clients are battling breakdowns, a stressed fast-food worker struggling to survive, and a low-income carer who feels looked down upon. Through the juxtaposition of real lives with archive footage and news reports, a fascinating picture emerges of the ways that economies profoundly influence our beliefs, self-image and actions. This absorbing film reveals a refreshing, close-up perspective on the human story behind economic inequality.


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