Andrew Stewart: REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM: Noam's Last Teach-In | | Rhode Island Media Cooperative
Filmed over the course of the past five years, REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM (2016, dirs. Kelly Nyks, Jared P. Scott, Peter D. Hutchison) is purported to be the last long-form documentary Dr. Chomsky is going to grant interviews for. While this certainly does not mean he is going to drop off the face of the earth, he has created with these filmmakers essentially the best kind of teach-in material, at just over an hour, that communicates in a concise and mature fashion which can appeal to populists in both political parties what the problem is and how to fix it. The problem with previous films Dr. Chomsky has appeared in, such as MANUFACTURING CONSENT or THE CORPORATION, was the fact they were, in their own way, limiting in their audience outreach, partly because of an anti-capitalist Left element in the dialogue that would annoy half of the populist masses that call themselves Libertarians and partly due to extreme length. MANFACTURING CONSENT has an intermission, which is the stuff