Requiem For An American Dream

This 2015 documentary by Peter Hutchison, Kelly Nyks and Jared Scott is probably not for the faint of heart — at least as far as the willingness and ability of the viewer to grapple with complex ideas about the state of democracy in the Western World in the 21st century.

Filmed over a four-year period Requiem For An American Dream focusses on American intellectual Noam Chomsky, and sees him break down the steady march of our society toward neoliberal nirvana where wealth and power, over the last number of decades, have been concentrated into fewer and fewer hands — leaving massive numbers of Americans on the outside looking in as far as the so-called American Dream goes.

The documentary screens at the RPL Film Theatre Friday May 27 at 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday May 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. Here’s the trailer:


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