First Trailer for Eye-Opening 'Capital in the 21st Century' Doc on Money

August 14, 2019
Source: YouTube

Capital in the 21st Century Trailer

"It's time to question where true power lies." Yes it is. Transmission Films revealed this very first trailer for the documentary Capital in the 21st Century earlier in the summer, though we're just catching up to it now. The film premiered at the Sydney and Melbourne Film Festivals, but still doesn't have an official release date set yet. Capital in the 21st Century (or Capital in the Twenty-First Century) is an adaptation of the best-selling book of the same name by Thomas Piketty, a searing examination of capitalism and how it has ruined society. Described as an "eye-opening journey through wealth and power, that breaks the popular assumption that the accumulation of capital runs hand in hand with social progress, shining a new light on the world around us and its growing inequalities." These kind of documentaries that tell us the scary truth, that most don't want to hear, are important & must be shared with everyone everywhere. Take a look below.

Here's the first trailer (+ poster) for Justin Pemberton's doc Capital in the 21st Century, from YouTube:

Capital in the 21st Century Poster

Adapting one of the most groundbreaking and powerful books of our time, Capital in the 21st Century is an eye-opening journey through wealth and power, that breaks the popular assumption that the accumulation of capital runs hand in hand with social progress, shining a new light on the world around us and its growing inequalities. Traveling through time from the French Revolution and other huge global shifts, to world wars and through to the rise of new technologies today, the film assembles accessible pop-culture references coupled with interviews of some of the world's most influential experts delivering an insightful and empowering journey through the past and into our future. Capital in the 21st Century is directed by filmmaker Justin Pemberton, director of the other doc films Love Speed and Loss, Airports & Overtures, The Nuclear Comeback, Is She or Isn't He?, The Golden Hour, and Chasing Great previously. Adapted from Thomas Piketty's book of the same name. This premiered at the Sydney Film Festival earlier this year. The film still has no official release date set yet - stay tuned for updates. Who's interested in this?

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I'll watch this to see what their proposed "solution" is. If it's handing money out to everyone, I think we've got a problem.

THE_RAW_ on Aug 14, 2019


Regardless the outcome, you seems to be another part of problem ...

shiboleth on Aug 14, 2019


We're all part of the problem. We all know the problem. What we need to talk about are viable and rational solutions.

THE_RAW_ on Aug 15, 2019


I'm pretty convinced that you mean well, but I'm just tired of listening of that old and same argument that handing money to people will solve the problem. Really? Anything else? Of course, it won't, but it would help some for the start. But I think that a lot of people is really tired of cheap jobs and of some kind weird utopia that market will solve our problems. It won't and it produces more and more problems and inequalities...

shiboleth on Aug 18, 2019


Essentially, too far gone.

DAVIDPD on Aug 14, 2019


More and more docos like this one. I used to live in a system, they called it a socialist one, and it acted like a wannabe capitalism on the end. Nowadays, it's capitalism and much more people live worse than then ... Still, both have the blood on their hands. And it's because people just don't care, but, they want better life for themselves. Rarely for anybody else too. Change doesn't come alone, without the effort, withouth rethinking the paradigms we live in ...

shiboleth on Aug 14, 2019

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