Pik and Etty in Progressive Taxation

Between 1900-1980 the “ninety percent” got richer and the “ten percent” got poorer. This second Pik and Etty video, inspired by economist Thomas Piketty, discusses the role of taxation in spreading the wealth. Pik and Etty are economic commentators and re-enactors. This video is based on statistics in Piketty’s Capital and Ideology. Harvard University Press, 2020.

  • Lucy Anstey-Pape
    Clay Artist
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Documentary
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 10, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Camera Phone
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography

Josephine Anstey’s career has been concept and project driven, engaging with a wide variety of media practices and technologies. Experiments with narrative & dramatic forms and questions of identity & consciousness have been constant themes. She has worked in video, VR, intermedia performance, radio. Her VR and video works have shown widely in the US, in Europe, South America and Asia, and she has work in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Ars Electronica Center, Austria.

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