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CAMPAIGN | COMMUNICATIONS

CAMPAIGN | COMMUNICATIONS

Dream On (Dir. Roger Weisberg, 2015)

Wrote and produced discussion guide, screening toolkit, funding proposals and reports; managed outreach and coordinated hundreds of community screenings, including high-profile events with prominent national organizations such as the Center for American Progress and Economic Policy Institute. Wrote content for PBS website and contributed to publicity campaign for PBS national election-special broadcast.

Synopsis: DREAM ON investigates the perilous state of the American Dream after decades of rising income inequality and declining economic mobility. 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, of any background, could climb the ladder of economic opportunity.

Following in the Frenchman’s footsteps, Fugelsang asks whether the optimistic spirit of the American Dream that Tocqueville popularized 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.”