Based on the international bestseller by rock-star economist Thomas Piketty (which sold over three million copies worldwide and landed Piketty on Time's list of most influential people), this captivating documentary is an eye-opening journey through wealth and power, a film that breaks the popular assumption that the accumulation of capital runs hand in hand with social progress, and shines a new light on today's growing inequalities. Traveling through time, 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.
"Bold, incisive, riveting… one of the best documentaries in recent years."
-Harvey Karten, ShockYa
"An easily digestible cinematic companion to such a crucial and potentially prophetic book."
-Chris Barsanti, PopMatters
"An intellectual tour de force, a triumph of economic history."
-Stephen Pearlstein, Washington Post
"The most important study of inequality in over fifty years."
-Timothy Shenk, The Nation
"Piketty's multi-century portrait of wealth and income obliterates economists' complacent narratives."
-Jedediah Purdy, Los Angeles Review of Books