Requiem for the American Dream

Requiem for the American Dream

By Jared P. Scott, Kelly Nyks & Peter Hutchison

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2016-01-29
  • Advisory Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 1h 12min
  • Director: Jared P. Scott, Kelly Nyks & Peter Hutchison
  • Production Company: PF Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
7.7/10
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From 136 Ratings

Description

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.

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  • I've watched this countless times.

    5
    By Nick Serianni
    This movie is so informational and just plain relaxing if you want to zone out. I love the interview format.
  • Thought provoking! 🇺🇸

    5
    By :-) .
    Thought provoking. An objective view of history in US society and how democracy is changing. Please watch and decide for yourself.
  • Amazing movie - very relevant

    5
    By jlseattle74
    Watching politics play out on the national stage, this movie gives it a voice. Understanding and educating yourself, regardless if you agree, is very important. This movie is a perspective. I almost feel like Chompski is like the oracle from The Matrix.
  • BRILLIANT

    5
    By robin reese
    Chomsky has mellowed. With great wisdom he succinctly explains, step by step, how we got where we are today.
  • Noam Chomsky's a Genius

    5
    By kRSNasvAmi
    This documentary like all other expositions of Chomsky is eye-opening, life-changing and enlightening to say the least. Noam has no regard for political correctness he is the hero who arguments begin at the edges of hidden objective facts of history. Only the greatest of whistle blowers can catch the attention of Noam as the real critiques in media as every word of his composition is sung to the tune of whistles!
  • Relevant & Eye opening

    5
    By jondatsun
    If you care about America, watch this documentary. If you don’t care so much for America and care mostly about yourself, read the one-star reviews and go about your self-centric life. Thank you iTunes for offering this important documentary about the history of our country and where we’re headed.
  • Liberal Rubbish

    1
    By trm808
    If you hate America so much, you should move to Europe. You won't be missed.
  • This guy is terrified by Sam Harris

    1
    By Me-ness
    Kinda hard to take seriously
  • If you totally...

    4
    By Mister Bipkie
    If one totally disregards Chomsky's myoptic view of the world and his rhetoric and view the film as simply a documentary, then I must admit it is a compelling work of its genre. Whilst he has influenced generations as a professor at M.I.T., his influence quickly fades in the face of the one unavoidable realty faced by those graduates; we all must work to live and not all of us are a 'Bill Gates'...or a.'Steve Jobs' for that matter.
  • Amazing!

    5
    By godsofrock1979
    Every American citizen needs to watch this before voting!

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