Followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Kelly Nyks.
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.
The accompanying book, Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth and Power by Noam Chomsky—containing additional interviews and 3x the material in the film—will be sold at a discount on the day of the event.
Film Screening: Requiem for the American Dream
Thursday, June 8, 2017Thursday, June 29, 2017
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York NY 10032
Thanks to Patrick Shulman for the wonderful video for Columbia Daily Spectator.
Word Up is a volunteer run community bookshop on 165th street that hosts literary readings, music concerts, film screenings, theater productions, art openings, community meetings and other events in an effort to “support and fortify the creative spirit” of the community it serves.
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A couple of weeks ago, Word Up was featured on the nightly news channel NY1, in a piece about our reopening in Washington Heights! Featuring Word Up volunteers Emmanuel Abreu, Diane Keeney, Luis Alvarez, and Leah Orden, the video on the NY1 site is only viewable if you are a TWC customer, but the transcript is below, and at this link.
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