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About Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream
Academy Award winner Alex Gibney, maker of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, exposes the increasing power of the corporate elite over Washington and gets to grips with who really runs American politics.
740 Park Avenue, New York City, is home to some of the wealthiest Americans, 'the 1% of the 1%'. Across the Harlem River, 10 minutes to the north, is the other Park Avenue in South Bronx, where more than half the population needs food stamps and children are 20 times more likely to be killed.
In the last 30 years, inequality has rocketed in the US – the American Dream only applies to those with money, and in the palatial apartments of 740 Park Ave, the wealthy are visited by presidents and senators, who are promised millions of campaign dollars in exchange for lower taxes.
Through the story of the two Park Avenues, Gibney puts forward an eloquent argument that the extreme wealth of a few has been used to impose their ideas on the rest of America.
Director Alex Gibney will join us online for a Q&A at 8.00pm (GMT) on Friday 15th May.
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STEP 1 - WATCH PARK AVENUE: MONEY, POWER AND THE AMERICAN DREAM ON IDFA (FREE)
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After the film Nick Fraser (editor of Storyville, the BBC's documentary strand) joined us to discuss the film and the larger Why Poverty? series.
Why Poverty? was a cross media event, online and on TV, using films to get people talking about poverty.