May 172013
CT | NuM | Tue 11 | 6.45pm | Book
Alex Gibney | USA | 2012 | 60min

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Gibney delivers a defiant illustration of the disheartening and ever-growing gap between a tiny American élite and the majority – which includes the rest of us but more particularly, in this instance, the people just across the street.

Park Avenue, Manhattan, is home to the highest concentration of billionaires in the US of A, on one side. And on the other side are among its poorest citizens.

From the director of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room comes an examination of a version of the American Dream – can a child born on Park Avenue Bronx make it to Park Avenue Manhattan – 740 Park Avenue, to be precise? But much as wealth is created, so too is poverty.

Gibney explores the implications of what’s between the haves and have-nots.

Courtesy of Steps International
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