Requiem for the American Dream
Director: Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott
Year Released: 2015
Legendary linguist/political theorist Noam Chomsky is given an hour and fifteen minutes to list (and explain) ten main points regarding wealth (and control) in the U.S. Comes across as a filmed podcast, which is fine ... except there are other Chomsky-centered documentaries that have covered many of the same points and done it with richer detail (Manufacturing Consent being the main one). It's fine as a starting point into his political writings (which are approachable but extensive), and his concluding message - that activists can actually lead to social change - is important to remember for those of us that see a gathering of protestors and immediately roll our eyes.