The Divide
What Happens When the Rich Get Richer?

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Fritz

Excellent!

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Lauren

This documentary profiles several people in the US and UK in various social classes while also delving into details of the wealth gap crisis and economics as a whole. I thought the intimate and larger stories were well balanced and well presented. It's heartbreaking to see some of these ...Read more

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