Watch: The Trailer For Russell Brand’s New Activist Doco, ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’

The name of Russell Brand‘s new documentary, The Emperor’s New Clothes, is a reference from a Hans Christian Anderson tale:
The Emperor’s New Clothes
fairytale, allegorical
1. Collective ignorance of an obvious fact, 
or deception, despite undeniable evidence

The documentary, directed by Michael Winterbottom, covers the growing inequality between the rich and poor in Britain. Brand’s charisma creates a devastating, but entertaining journey while he speaks to low-paid cleaners, supermarket staff and disabled workers about the effects of welfare cuts and austerity, as well as the heads of banks RBS and Lloyds about their bonuses.

You can also check out his newest The Trews video, posted yesterday, where he discusses the need for change, and the documentary:

The Emperor’s New Clothes is being released tomorrow, at the Tribeca Film Festival
via Youtube