The Price of Fairness

The Price of Fairness

Why do we accept huge levels of inequality and social injustice? This is one of the central questions that The Price of Fairness sets out to answer, beginning with a surprising set of social experiments in Norway, which suggest that our willingness to support systems of inequality is far greater than we are often prepared to admit. In Atlanta, we take a different look at fairness, from the perspective of a group of capuchin monkeys. Behavioural scientist Sarah Bronson's work with the monkeys questions the idea that we have an evolutionary tendency towards selfish behaviour. Could it be that the outrage we feel towards systems of inequality have roots in our human need for cooperation? We visit Costa Rica and Iceland to see how whole economies have been engineered to function with greater 'fairness', and the US where systematic racial injustices have tested many of their citizens hopes for a fairer justice system. From the caste-biased villages of India to the race-sensitive streets of Ferguson, Missouri, this documentary explores our understanding of fairness and what it takes to change an unfair system. Touching on issues of economic, political, racial and gender inequality, this film offers a thought-provoking and timely look at what fairness really means to us.

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Running Time
1 hours 16 minutes
Alex Gabbay
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «The Price of Fairness» (32)

Judith Vasquez avatar
Judith Vasquez

My family and I watch this movie all the time! Amazing visually!

Victoria R. avatar
Victoria R.

Yup, it's a great movie. Best movie I've seen for a very long time because most movies today are copies, boring and pathetic.

Amanda Daniels avatar
Amanda Daniels

Excellent Atmospheric Documentary! I was satisfied with the movie and would recommend it to all!

Phillip avatar

Great Documentary movie. Added to my favorites list for sure. Great movie to watch over again.

Juan Ray avatar
Juan Ray

Another enjoyable Documentary movie that didn't get it's just credit in theaters. I like it very much.

Kathleen Bennett avatar
Kathleen Bennett

Really good Documentary movie, it will get you from moment one to the end.

Pamela avatar

Great cast, acting and directing. Loved it, very entertaining.

Douglas avatar

I enjoyed this film! I would recommend it!

Samantha avatar

It was a decent movie. Very entertaining!

Johnny avatar

Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! Definitely worth your while!

Megan F. avatar
Megan F.

Great movie! Cinematography was excellent and scenes were superb.