Brother, Can You Spare a Dollar (2012)
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As the title suggests, Brother, Can You Spare a Dollar explores the socioeconomic realities of the Great Depression era and compares it to our current recession-ridden society. Through contemporary interviews and archival materials the film recreates the 1930's - a period when most people had low expectations regarding material comforts, but high expectations in terms of personal responsibility and community. We travel across the decades to site the growing influence of consumerism, technology,
Aug 17, 2012 Limited
Thom Hoffman Video Arts - Official Site
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A shoddy, slapdash look at issues raised by the Great Depression that neither gives an adequate overview nor manages to argue a coherent thesis.
The whole enterprise has a get-off-my-lawn feel; it tries to pass off whining and a rose-colored-glasses view of the past as insight.
A vague Occupy-ish indictment of the 1 percent and the collapse of community as a cultural foundation.
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