We the Economy: 20 Short Films

The We the Economy project supports the development of short films of all genres on economics topics. One of the topics is inequality. Here is an excerpt from the About page of the We the Economy website, fyi:

Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions and Morgan Spurlock’s Cinelan have partnered to produce WE THE ECONOMY 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss. Each film is helmed by an acclaimed filmmaker, each with their own creative vision. The series aims to drive awareness and establish a better understanding of the U.S. economy. Told through animation, comedy, musical, non-fiction, and scripted films, WE THE ECONOMY seeks to demystify a complicated topic while empowering the public to take control of their own economic futures.

A panel of top economic experts including academics, analysts, journalists, and historians helped identify 20 key topics about the U.S. economy that every American should understand. Those and other economic advisors then worked with our filmmakers to shape the topics into 5-8 minute films that answer the questions:

  • What is the economy?
  • What is money?
  • What is the role of government in the economy?
  • What is globalization?
  • What causes inequality?

In the current economic climate, the need for citizens to be engaged and informed is greater than ever. Distributed digitally, across multiple platforms and in theaters, WE THE ECONOMY will do both… and best of all: it’s available everywhere, to everyone.

To peruse the films, click here.

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