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2018 28 Okt

What happened to the American dream?

von: Martina Weber Filed under: Blog | TB | 6 Comments


From dishwasher to millionaire – that’s the American Dream in a nutshell. How do people in the country experience it these days? This is the theme of a documentary film worth seeing that ran on 3sat on 22 October and can only be viewed today in the media library via this link, authentic in the original with German subtitles. The film team travelled on the train across the USA and has asked travellers for their statements. In this way we learn a lot about the mood in the country and about which concept of freedom is supported by the state and which concepts of life are confined.

I would like to take this opportunity to recommend the excellent book „America“ by Jean Baudrillard from 1987 once again.


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  1. Jochen:

    Sah den Film American Dream Stories spätabends zufällig – sehr empfehlenswert.

  2. Lajla:

    Ich habe dieser amerikanischen Deprivation auch zugeschaut. Nach jedem Interview sang ich „end of the line“ (Wilburys).

    Arbeit, Geld, Geld ausgeben. Da wundert es nicht, wenn The Big Buffalo Bill seine Showtime nutzt, um diese Abgestellten als Wähler zu rekrutieren.

  3. Martina Weber:

    Schockierend, in Deutschland undenkbar, in den USA aber nicht überraschend: nur wer Vollzeit arbeitet, ist krankenversichert.

  4. Brian Whistler:

    Man, I’d like to catch this one.

  5. Martina Weber:

    Unfortunately you could have watched the film only until sunday 28th, october, Brian.

  6. ijb:

    Ich habs auch verpasst, zu spät hier gelesen.

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