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Max Kennedy and the American Dream

Outlaw, Vigilante, Patriot, Madman?

Videos

Max Kennedy and the American Dream - Official Trailer

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
Years of Production
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

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