MEDIA RELEASE: Statewide Moral Movies film series concludes with "Inequality for All"

NORTH CAROLINA (July 11, 2014) -- The North Carolina NAACP, Working Films, and state and local partner organizations are concluding the four month Moral Movies Film Series, with nine screenings of the acclaimed documentary Inequality for All. The film features Robert Reich -- professor, best-selling author, and Clinton cabinet member -- as he demonstrates how the widening income gap is having a devastating impact on the American economy.

The film will screen in Asheville, Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, Greenville, Greensboro, Raleigh, Wilmington, and Winston Salem beginning on July 22 (dates and venues are listed below). The events aim to encourage dialogue and action to address economic inequality in the state. 

Inequality for All is an intimate portrait of a man whose lifelong goal has been “protecting those who are unable to protect themselves.” Reich suggests that the massive consolidation of wealth by a precious few threatens the viability of the American workforce and the foundation of democracy itself. According to Alexandra Sirota, Director of the NC Budget and Tax Center, “North Carolina, like the nation, is seeing increased barriers that prevent too many from getting ahead. Inequality for All provides the important context for this experience and makes it clear that policy choices have built these barriers rather than a smoother path to a strong middle class.”

The Moral Movies Film Series kicked off in April of this year in response to and in partnership with many of the leading organizations involved in the growing Moral Monday movement led by the North Carolina NAACP. Over time, the series has connected audiences across the state with dozens of organizations working to support quality education, working families, and civic participation.  The screenings pair facilitated dialogue with opportunities for audiences to get involved in the issues at hand.

Working Films, a national nonprofit and nonpartisan organization based in Wilmington, NC has coordinated the series. Working Films builds partnerships between nonfiction media-makers, nonprofit organizations, businesses, educators and advocates to advance community-based and policy solutions that address social, economic, and environmental challenges facing communities across the nation. Co-director Molly Murphy says: “Working Films was inspired to pursue this series by the unprecedented civic engagement sparked by the Moral Monday demonstrations that began at the state capitol last year. As an organization that has worked across the U.S. and internationally for over a decade to use film to raise awareness and catalyze community and civic involvement, we saw an opportunity to use great films to inform and inspire citizen participation pressing issues in our home state of North Carolina.”

CONTACT: Molly Murphy, Co-Director, Working Films, mmurphy@workingfilms.org, 910-342-9000; Alexandra F. Sirota, Director, NC Budget and Tax Center, alexandra@ncjustice.org, 919-861-1468.

 

Schedule of Screenings:

Winston Salem: Tuesday July 22, 6 p.m. (RSVP)

Green Street United Methodist Church, 639 S Green St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

 

Fayetteville: Tuesday July 22, 6 p.m. (RSVP)

The Main Library, 300 Maiden Lane, Fayetteville, NC, 28301

 

Asheville: Friday July 25, 7 p.m. (RSVP)

Ferguson Auditorium at AB Tech, 340 Victoria Rd. Asheville NC 28801

 

Greenville: Tuesday July 29, 7 p.m. (RSVP)

Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Dr. Greenville, NC 27858

 

Raleigh: Tuesday, July 29, 7 p.m. (RSVP)

Community UCC, 814 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607

 

Durham: Thursday July 31, 6:30 p.m. (RSVP)

Durham County Public Library Auditorium, 300 N Roxboro St. Durham, NC 27701

 

Greensboro: Thursday, July 31, 7 p.m. (RSVP)

Central Library Nussbaum Room, 219 N Church St. Greensboro, NC 27405

 

Wilmington: Thursday, July 31, 7 p.m. (RSVP)

Cameron Art Museum, 3201 S. 17th St. Wilmington, NC 28412

 

Charlotte: Thursday, July 31, 7 p.m. (RSVP)

Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte 234 N Sharon Amity Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28211