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224 Max Kennedy and the American Dream
Outlaw, Vigilante, Patriot, Madman?


Video: Max Kennedy and the American Dream - Official Trailer

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Overview

Genre

Adventure, Contemporary Issues, Investigation, Personal Doc, and Politics

Synopsis

The film tells the tale of Max Kennedy, a Minuteman, modern day outlaw and ant-establishment dissident, whose life is tracked over a period of one year. It captures his gritty life on the vast, unforgiving U.S-Mexico Border and follows him through to his departure and return to civilization.

We witness his initial seduction by the temptations of big city life and eventual disillusionment with the same. We are also present when personal tragedy hits and we witness his breakdown, epiphany and eventual ‘homecoming’.
RUNNING PARALLEL to Max’s story is the narrative thread of events occurring simultaneously across the border. In the border town of Sasabe, Luis and his posse are on the verge of making their first long trek to the U.S across the harsh Sonoran desert.

Luis is a migrant farmer from Chiapas, southern Mexico, who like countless others has lost his traditional means of livelihood and has been forced to cross over. Him and his companions prepare for the ordeal ahead ...

Treatment

Show treatment

Stage

finished

Running time

74, 60 or 56 minutes

Credits

Vikram Zutshi ... Director/DP

Robin Lee ... Editor

Fabio Dozzini ... Production Coordinator

Paul Belanger ... Additional Editing

Production Details

Prod. Co.

Babylon Burning Pictures

Country

United States

Production years

2009-2011

Locations

U.S/Mexico

Prod. Partners

Ashwini Kaul - Co-Producer

Distribution Details

Festivals

Visions Du Reel, Switzerland

Distribution

Worldwide Sales : Journeyman Pictures

Language

English/Spanish