Today, I was able to speak with Jared Scott, one of the directors of Requiem for an American Dream. His passion and connection with Noam Chomsky was pretty amazing and this film has seen quite a lot of publicity on the festival circuit. I’m very proud to say that I was able to speak with him about this project and the great Noam Chomsky. My only regret about this is that Mr. Chomsky died before I could speak with him about, well, everything.
I look forward to speaking with Jared again in the future, I’m sure he will have more for us to talk about in the coming months.
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.