Dream On

Dream On investigates the perilous state of the American Dream after decades of rising income equality and declining economic mobility.  In an epic road trip, political comedian John Fugelsang 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."

Awards: 

Won 2015 Worldfest-Houston, Special Jury Award

Official Selection 2015 New Jersey International Film Festival

Official Selection 2015 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival

Official Selection 2015 Palm Beach International Film Festival

Official Selection 2015 Philafilm: Philadelphia International Film Festival

Quotes: 

"...many of the stories struck me more than I expected; there's no more powerful way to convey these difficult truths than with real people speaking and allowing others a glimpse into their lives." - Daniel Weeks, Author & Executive Director, Open Democracy

The people he reaches are vulnerable and real. Their emotional honesty will win over viewers as he brings together stories from fishermen, students, prisoners, and just regular guys...The film challenges so many stereotypes, but also shows people making a difference by doing what they can in their own way; it is at once depressing and inspiring.” - Cleveland International Film Festival

 

 

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