We’ve seen protests from Cairo to New York to London, and now everyone from the world’s billionaires to Barack Obama have claimed inequality is the number one problem of our time.
Based around the best-selling book The Spirit Level, this film looks at how the rising gap between rich and poor has impacted on our societies. How has it risen? Why does it impact on society? And could greater equality really benefit everyone, even the rich?
We'll be hearing from people around the world, in different societies, at different income levels. How far do they believe that society makes you who you are, and what do we all want for a better future?
"profoundly important" Richard Layard
"the evidence, here painstakingly marshalled, is hard to dispute" The Economist
"they’re onto something here, aren’t they?" The Guardian
But we need your help to make this film a reality - PRE-BUYING YOUR COPY OF THE FILM NOW is one of the easiest ways you can support us. Of course, if you want to donate more you can - and we have a whole range of attractive perks on offer (from signed copies of the book, to tickets to the premiere!). Visit our 'Fund' page above for more details.
You can also help by sharing this website - the more people know about the film, the easier it is to get them talking about the issues it raises.
Huge thanks to Biggi Hilmars for his kind permission to use his track "Ponds" in the trailer above. See more about Biggi at www.biggihilmars.com.
You can contact us at hello [@] thespiritleveldocumentary.com or via the link above.
Donate towards our film without seeking a reward. An amount of your choosing.
Good Spirits £13.50
$20 Pre-buy your download of the film, which you'll receive when completed
High Spirits £32.50
$50 A signed copy of "The Spirit Level" from the book's authors now and a download of the film when it is completed.
Kindred Spirit £65
$100 The book, the download and two free tickets for premiere of the film when it is shown in your region.
Spirit of Kindness £162
$250 The book, the download plus your name in the credits of the film
Top Spirits £323
$500 The book, the download, your name in the credits plus an invite to the world premiere of the film.
$1000 Associate Producer credit plus all the above.