REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time – the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few. Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality – tracing a half-century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the expense of the majority – while also looking back on his own life of activism and political participation. Profoundly personal and thought provoking, Chomsky provides penetrating insight into what may well be the lasting legacy of our time – the death of the middle class, and swan song of functioning democracy. A potent reminder that power ultimately rests in the hands of the governed, Requiem for the American Dream is required viewing for all who maintain hope in a shared stake in the future. Co-directors Jared P. Scott and Peter Hutchison (and Kelly Nyks) joins us for a conversation on the entrenched, structural for the vanishing American dream and how it is still possible to re-envision a new one.
US Theatrical premiere: NYC: Cinema Village 22 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003
Official Selection – TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL • IDFA • AFI DOCS
“ONE OF THE BEST ENTRY POINTS TO THE DISCUSSION OF INEQUALITY.” – THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“MUST SEE! A MUCH-NEEDED PUNCH IN AMERICA’S GUT.” - INDIEWIRE
“A LUCID ANALYSIS THAT’S BREATHTAKING IN ITS SIMPLICITY, AND ALL THE MORE SCARY FOR IT.”
- TIME OUT NEW YORK
★★★★ “A FASCINATING FILM.” - KAM WILLIAMS, THE SLY FOX FILM REVIEWS