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Country: UNITED STATES
Run Time: 82 minutes
Socialism. One of the most taboo words in American political speech. The supposed antithesis of everything that the United States represents. The opposite of freedom and choice. Purely un-American… or is it? With our healthcare systems, our education systems, and our sustainability practices essentially broken at the hands of ever-expanding Capitalism, we may need to start embracing another way of governing to avoid complete collapse. But confronting the need for change can be a difficult undertaking, especially when questioning all-mighty Capitalism is extremely controversial in today’s political climate. Even so, filmmaker Yael Bridge does just that in this beautifully bold documentary. A deep dive into the past and present of Socialism in America, THE BIG SCARY “S” WORD reveals how Socialism has a surprisingly deep-rooted history in the foundation of the United States, and that a new type of Socialism may be the reform this country needs to thrive. — G.S.
CIFF45 Streams On Demand
Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM
Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Closed Captions: Yes
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No
Local Heroes Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman