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)

Barbara M. avatar
Barbara M.

Superb! I rarely get to go to a movie with my older son after his siblings came along. We did manage to go to this movie in the cinemas. Not only were we glad we chose this movie to watch, but we still recall the impact this movie had on both of us.

Betty avatar

I really enjoyed this movie. If you like Documentary this movie won't let you down.

Cheryl F. avatar
Cheryl F.

This is by far one of the better made movies and didn't leave me disappointed at all!

Christian Knight avatar
Christian Knight

Loved the movie. Definitely worth watching especially if you like Documentary

Martha avatar

Must see if you like Documentary

Peter C. avatar
Peter C.

Very enjoyable movie to watch. I would watch it again.

Marilyn Valdez avatar
Marilyn Valdez

New creation of Alex Gabbay. His films are waiting with a special look, because it offers something that every day, unfortunately, less and less can be found in the world of mass cinema - an interesting spectacle, filled with meaning, ideas and emotions.

Tyler avatar

AWESOME movie Definetly worth the watch.

Joshua A. avatar
Joshua A.

I'm very pleased with my purchase.

Doris Green avatar
Doris Green

great from start to finish

Denise avatar

Great movie. Kept my attention all the way through it.

Ann Pena avatar
Ann Pena

I like Documentary films and this one is pretty good.