Requiem for the American Dream

Directed by Peter Hutchison and Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott

Year: 2015
Running Time: 73
Color Type: Color
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Requiem for the American Dream

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Directed by Peter Hutchison, Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott


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 is required viewing for all who maintain hope in a shared stake in the future.

ZEITGEIST FILMS is representing the film for open showings and festival screenings. Please contact us for bookings. The film is available for educational purchase. For theatrical bookings click here.

Read the companion book Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power

Reviews

A lucid analysis that’s breathtaking in its simplicity, and all the more scary for it.

The short, sharp, smart essay-film makes excellent use of Chomsky's insights while serving as one of the best entry points to the discussion of inequality.

A much-needed punch in America's gut.

Requiem for the American Dream could very well be embraced as the final word on economic inequality in the United States.

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