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)

Thomas M. avatar
Thomas M.

Breath-taking, action packed and WOW!! We saw it twice, and would see it a dozen more times.

Sandra Schmidt avatar
Sandra Schmidt

This is Spell-Binding! A Marvelous Documentary Flick, that is solidly backed with a fantastic script, proficient direction & note-worthy performances. A Big Winner!

Timothy avatar

Engrossing, Epic, Emotional. Those are the three E's that define this movie.

Jordan Lee avatar
Jordan Lee

Amazing piece of true Brilliant Documentary on So Many Levels!

Louis Burke avatar
Louis Burke

Will keep your attention for the whole movie. Most movies bore me and this one was pretty good.

Brittany Jacobs avatar
Brittany Jacobs

Five words - "Absolutely beautiful in every way"

Dylan W. avatar
Dylan W.

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

Philip H. avatar
Philip H.

I was pleasantly surprised, this actually turned out to be a great movie, action and humor.

Thomas avatar

This film was well constructed in every aspect of the story, great movie.

Andrea A. avatar
Andrea A.

One of the better movies I've seen lately.

John Hart avatar
John Hart

I may have a new favorite movie.