Limit search to available items
Record 1 of 2
Result page: Previous Record Next Record
Other Resources
A "group" title! Dream on (Motion picture : 2015)
What's it called? Dream on [electronic resource].
Who published it? [United States] : Cinedigm : Made available through hoopla, 2015.
What's it like? 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 86 min.)) : sd., col.
Access Digital content provided by hoopla.
Credits Directed by Roger Weisberg.
Performers! John Fugelsang.
What's it about? Is the American Dream alive or dead? Political comedian John Fugelsang hits the road to find out in Dream On. This epic road trip retraces the journey of Alexis de Tocqueville, whose study of our young country in 1831 came to define America as a place where anyone, of any background, could climb the ladder of economic opportunity. Following in the Frenchman's footsteps, Fugelsang asks whether the optimistic spirit of the American Dream that Tocqueville popularized is alive and well in the twenty-first century, or whether George Carlin was right when he famously quipped, It's called the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it. Dream On features stories of hard-working people trapped in poverty; senior citizens who have lost their pensions; blue collar workers whose jobs have disappeared; homeowners fighting foreclosure; once prosperous families struggling with hunger and homelessness; fast food workers fighting for a living wage; non-violent drug offenders in prison for decades; undocumented immigrants fighting deportation; low-income communities struggling with poverty-related disease; rust belt cities coping with deindustrialization; educators trying to reform our failing public schools; and social entrepreneurs designing new ways to reduce poverty. As countless Americans struggle with diminished prospects for the future, our core beliefs about the value of work, the inevitability of progress, the fairness of the system, and America's standing in the world are being shaken. After decades of rising income inequality and declining economic mobility, reviving the American Dream has become the defining issue of our time.
Who'd like this? Not rated.
Special stuff to know! Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Helpful subjects! Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859 -- Travel -- United States.
American Dream.
United States -- Economic conditions -- History -- 21st century.
It's a special thing! Streaming video.
More people who helped! Weisberg, Roger, film producer, film director.
Fugelsang, John, 1969- screenwriter, actor.
Chandler, Sandra, director of photography.
Hazard, John, director of photography.
Fiocca, Richard, composer (expression)
Akesson, Pascal, editor of moving image work.
Christie, Sandra, editor of moving image work.
hoopla digital.
Special numbers! MWT11708736
Record 1 of 2
Result page: Previous Record Next Record

Expand your horizons @ The Boca Raton Public Library