Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?


Year: 2011
Country: USA
Run Time: 78 minutes

Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?
Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?

The Arab Spring and Occupy Movements of 2011 brought government corruption and financial inequality to the forefront of the world's consciousness. HEIST is a documentary that asks the question, "Who is to blame for our current mess?" Expertly delving into the history of our financial downfall of the past 35 years, this is a documentary that challenges those who believe the Occupiers were a bunch of unemployed, hippie, lazy kids who just wanted to be handed everything. And for those who know the protesters of the OWS Movement to be heroes who have the courage to demand we take America back, HEIST will reaffirm what has always been swept under the rug: our government is bought and paid for by corporations. Exploring the roles of the Heritage Foundation, government deregulation, and tax policies written by and for big corporations, this film will not only infuriate the average American, but will also educate on how we can reclaim what was stolen from us. Every President since Carter and both sides of the political aisle are guilty, and as HEIST proves: we are all victims in the largest heist in American history. – T.W.

Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?

CIFF36 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Monday, March 26, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Standing Up Competition

Frances Causey, Donald Goldmacher

Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Mathieu Vadepied

Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Director Bio
Dr. Donald Goldmacher is a California-based psychiatrist and filmmaker who graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in Bronx, New York. He has served as director of Planning for the California Department of Health and was the director of Mental Health, Alcohol, and Drug Abuse Services of Contra Costa County, California. Currently, he is the President of PsychComp Associates. Frances Causey began her career in broadcasting and film in 1987 as an entry-level video journalist at the global headquarters in Atlanta for CNN. During her 14-year career with CNN, she advanced to Senior National Assignment Editor, eventually becoming a producer at the New York bureau.

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