Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Capital in the Twenty-First Century


Year: 2020
Run Time: 103 minutes

Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Based on the wildly popular No. 1 New York Times bestseller by Thomas Piketty of the same name, CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY guides audiences through the fascinating and controversial history of global wealth disparity across the decades. This ambitious documentary takes insightful interviews with some of the world’s leading economics experts and fuses them with vibrant images ripped from pop culture history to create a dazzling and eye-opening portrait of how money makes the world move. More timely now than ever, the film traces the internal structures that perpetuate the extreme concentration of wealth among the 1%, offering a highly critical eye toward these broken systems, while thankfully suggesting key ideas toward potentially revolutionary taxation policies that could change everything. Exhaustively researched, this expansive and vital can’t-miss film illuminates the shocking truths of these urgent financial inequalities in a manner that is widely accessible, thoroughly engaging, and visually sublime. (In English and French with subtitles) — R.J.T.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 1:45 PM ET

Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 7:20 PM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

Ad Hoc Docs Competition


Justin Pembertno

Matthew Metcalfe

Darryl Ward

Sandie Bompar

Print Source

Film Sponsors

Community Partners

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

Rocky River Public Library

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