August 7, 2020Explore how Noam Chomsky dissects principles and policies that led to the unequal distribution of wealth and power in the American society.

Welcome to the Virtual Cinema House, a program of RCA @ Home.

The Virtual Cinema House offers new documentary releases each week. For less than $10 per film, you can watch your selected films for up to 5 days.

The following film is available beginning August 7, 2020.

Requiem for the American Dream

Requiem for the American Dream is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky 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; a swan song for our 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.

Directors: Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, Jared P. Scott

Year: 2015

Runtime: 73 minutes

Country: Denmark

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