The 22nd AFT season premier: “Requiem for the American Dream” shows October 12, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
If the upcoming U.S. election is leaving you frustrated and longing for a voice of sanity amidst the political hype, look no further than the inimitable American linguist and political analyst and activist Noam Chomsky.
Awareness Film Night (AFB) will open its 22nd season with the 2015 documentary “Requiem for the American Dream.” This series of interviews with Noam Chomsky are a thought-provoking look at how the concentration of wealth in America (and one could easily say “the world,” for surely no country is exempt from this phenomenon) corrupts the balance of power, making a sham of democracy and souring the American Dream.
“Requiem for the American Dream” is a clear-eyed outline of how and why American idealism has been sabotaged. Filmed over 4 years, these interviews with Noam Chomsky are profoundly personal and thought-provoking.“A sobering vision of a society in an accelerated decline….this well-paced film spotlights a man who, now 87, seems at the height of his intellectual powers”
– New York Times (Critics’ Pick)
“A provocative X-ray of current American political realities….the vicious cycle of wealth influencing power and therefore influencing legislation is effectively illustrated in a series of episodic, easily digestible vignettes”
AFN runs from October until May at 7 p.m., generally on the second Wednesday of every month, in the theatre at Edward Milne Community School, 6218 Sooke Rd, Sooke, BC. Admission is by donation. Visit www.awarenessfilmnight.ca for more information.
We have lots of room (up to 350 people), so bring a friend or two along and make it a night out.
All our DVD’s are available for rent at Sea of Bloom/Inspire at 2052 Otter Point Rd. in Sooke.