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Noam Chomsky: Requiem for the American Dream

April 17, 2016 @ 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

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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.

One of the filmmakers, Jared P. Scott, graduated from IU; he fondly remembers watching Chomsky in Manufacturing Consent at Bear’s Place. (73 min)

This timely 75-minute teach-in spotlights a man who, now 87, seems at the height of his intellectual powers. –The New York Times



Sunday, April 17 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Noam Chomsky: Requiem for an American Dream: 2:15
45 Years – 3:45
Mustang – 5:35
They Will Have to Kill Us First – 7:30

Sunday, April 17 Additional Screenings
Where Hope Grows – 3 pm at IU Fine Arts downstairs
45 Years 7pm @ Bear’s Place



April 17, 2016
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM