“An American Dream traces the rise of late-stage capitalism in the United States, and the decline of personal interaction. Money, violence, and consumerism dominate the images here, as befits a society in which 1% of the populace control 99% of the nation’s wealth, leaving the rest of us as mere spectators. In the final analysis, An American Dream is a requiem for a society in which inequality is the new norm.” – Wheeler Winston Dixon
"A painful lament - the film’s theme is the rise of late-stage American capitalism, and the decline of personal interaction amidst increasing attachment to money, violence, and consumerism." – Peter Monaghan, Moving Image Archive News
"Watching An American Dream, hypnotized by the beautiful motion of slowly flying fragments of glass accompanied by heavenly voices, is like washing down several Valium pills with a martini, and musing on the state of American life as you drift off into a long, imperturbable sleep." – David Finkelstein, Kulturtidskrifter
This video was created using footage and soundtracks in the public domain, or released under a creative commons license, and is made entirely from recycled, repurposed and refashioned images and sounds.