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Heist:Who Stole the American Dream?

Heist traces the current economic nightmare to a secret memo crafted in 1971 by Lewis Powell.

Overview

Genre
Politics, History, and Social Issues
Synopsis

HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream? is stunning audiences across the globe as it traces the worldwide economic collapse to a 1971 secret memo entitled Attack on American Free Enterprise System. Written over 40 years ago by the future Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell, at the behest of the US Chamber of Commerce, the 6-page memo, a free-market utopian treatise, called for a money fueled big business makeover of government through corporate control of the media, academia, the pulpit, arts and sciences and destruction of organized labor and consumer protection groups.

Stage
finished
Running time
76, 56 or 27 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Connecting the dots productions
Country
United States
Years of Production
2006-2011
Locations
United States
Prod. Partners
Donald Goldmacher, Frances Causey

Distribution Details

Release year
2012
Festivals
Mill Valley, Santa Barbara, Cleveland, Santa Cruz
Distribution
bullfrog films, snag films, Autlook, CanaMedia
Broadcast (Acq.)
Link TV, Free Speech TV
Language
English
Subtitles
Spanish

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