"Dear Friends, Many of you will remember the extraordinary crowd funding campaign run last year for The Spirit Level documentary. Thanks to your generous support, the filmmakers have now been able to begin this ambitious project - but there is more work to be done.
This Spirit Level film is an official documentary based on Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett's seminal book. It shows how the rising gap between rich and poor has impacted on our societies, and aims to engage people on the issue of inequality, helping them to discover how it affects them and what can be done to reduce it.
We want a film that is talked and written about, that gets into cinemas and televisions, and that reaches millions. More importantly, we want a film that can help us achieve real, tangible change in policies and attitudes that help reduce inequality. The film is being funded by thousands of small donations, and has so far raised a staggering £45,000. This has enabled filmmakers to capture interviews with some of the world’s leading thinkers from the US, UK and Europe.
They've also gathered stories from the frontline of inequality all over the world, but these too need to be filmed. The Spirit Level's filmmakers are aiming to raise a further £30,000 to start this filming; with your help they can get there. If you're able and would like to donate to this project, please visit the film's website. Alternatively, please consider sharing the documentary's trailer with friends, colleagues and online networks.
For more information on the project's progress, and to hear from Katharine Round, Director of The Spirit Level, on the story so far, please visit: http://thespiritleveldocumentary.com/blogW.