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CIFF46: PSQ March 30 – April 9, 2022 | Streams April 10 – April 17, 2022

The Pursuit

Year: 2018
Country: United States
Run Time: 76 minutes

The Pursuit
The Pursuit
The Pursuit
The Pursuit

Award-winning economist, Arthur Brooks, places himself at the intersection of culture and politics in THE PURSUIT, a thought-provoking documentary exploring our global economy and its impact on the citizens of the world. The film travels the globe seeking understanding of impoverished communities and their progress—or stagnation—as a result of capitalism, socialistic ideals, and state-run welfare systems. While many immigrants to the United States and newly independent nations sought freedom from socialist governments to benefit from capitalism, the present-day political climate complicates both economies, leaving plenty of room for healthy discussion. Brooks visits the bustling streets of Mumbai, a once-thriving coal mining town in Kentucky, the presumably happiest nation of Denmark, a street rally in Barcelona, Spain, and an Indian monastery for a truly global view on these topics. Rather than embracing a definitive political stance, THE PURSUIT offers an opportunity for genuine conversation about individuals’ opinions, experiences, and views of the best ways we can all support each other—regardless of class or social status—in our pursuit of happiness. —A.B.

CIFF43 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 4:45 PM -
Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6:46 PM

Friday, March 29, 2019 at 7:40 PM -
Friday, March 29, 2019 at 8:56 PM

Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 9:30 AM -
Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 10:46 AM

Competition
Ad Hoc Docs Competition

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Director

Director
John Papola

John Papola is a filmmaker, entrepreneur, and co-founder of Emergent Order, a creative studio based in Austin, Texas. An economics autodidact, Papola is known in education and financial circles as the co-creator of numerous digital properties bringing economics to millions of viewers. As a film director and producer, Papola's feature documentary, “At the Fork”, debuted to critical acclaim, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, and received worldwide distribution by Samuel Goldwyn Films and Amazon Prime.

Filmography
At the Fork (2016), THE PURSUIT (2018)

Producers
Teryn Fogel, Spencer Stoner, Marshall Walker Lee

Cinematography
Matt Porwoll

Editing
Joshua Meyers

Film Contact

Community Partner

Cleveland Council on World Affairs

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