Program 2 - Opening Night: 'Dream On', with Q & A by Comedian John Fugelsang

  • Cinema Village 22 East 12th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States

A Job I Can Enjoy - The first time Shymara Jones, a Popeye's worker, went to a protest, she didn't know where she was supposed to stand. The second time she went on strike, she brought 6 of her co-workers with her.  As a leader in the growing movement for $15 and a union for fast food workers, Shymara is making a way for her two-year-old son Jaden to have a better future. They've come a long way, but they know the movement won't stop when they win the fight for $15. (2015, 9 min)

To Help Us - A 3D animation about the effects of corporate decisions on the common worker.  (2016, 2 min)

Dream On - 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 could climb the ladder of economic opportunity.  Following in the Frenchman's footsteps, Fugelsang speaks with fast-food workers and retirees, prisoners and entrepreneurs, undocumented immigrants and community organizers about their hopes, dreams, and daily struggles.  DREAM ON explores whether the optimistic spirit of the American Dream that Tocqueville observed 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."  Featuring an introduction by John Fugelsang (2015, 100 min).

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