The American Future: A History by Sam Hobkinson, Ricardo Pollack |Sam Hobkinson, Ricardo Pollack, Simon Schama | 883929050499 | DVD | Barnes & Noble
American Future: A History

The American Future: A History

Director: Sam Hobkinson, Ricardo Pollack

Cast: Sam Hobkinson, Ricardo Pollack, Simon Schama

     
 
The votes in the 2008 presidential election have been cast, and as the citizens of the United States struggle to remain optimistic in the wake of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, Enron, and Baghdad, cultural critic Simon Schama explores America's frustrating attempts to come to terms with its own limits. At the dawn of the 21st Century, military woes and domestic anxieties

Overview

The votes in the 2008 presidential election have been cast, and as the citizens of the United States struggle to remain optimistic in the wake of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, Enron, and Baghdad, cultural critic Simon Schama explores America's frustrating attempts to come to terms with its own limits. At the dawn of the 21st Century, military woes and domestic anxieties were growing. In order to gain a greater understanding of the present situation, the filmmakers behind The American Future: A History, take a compelling look into our nation's past. Perhaps by finding contemporary counterparts such legendary historical figures as Henry Ford, Mark Twain, Thomas Jefferson, and General Lucius Clay and revisiting crucial moments in American history, we can gain a glimpse into our nation's potential future. At the moment of truth, perhaps our best hope is to take a cue from the history books and consider the wisdom of our forefathers.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/20/2009
UPC:
0883929050499
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bbc Warner
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
4:00:00
Sales rank:
84,473

Special Features

Includes a special introduction by Simon Schama, filmed on November 5th, 2008, where he discusses why he chose to do this project, how the Presidential Election has inspired him and how America is once again reinventing itself; Photo gallery

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Disc #1 -- The American Future: A History
1. Chapter 1 [8:04]
2. Chapter 2 [13:55]
3. Chapter 3 [8:22]
4. Chapter 4 [9:06]
5. Chapter 5 [8:47]
6. Chapter 6 [11:04]
1. Chapter 1 [8:20]
2. Chapter 2 [12:28]
3. Chapter 3 [8:10]
4. Chapter 4 [10:43]
5. Chapter 5 [11:10]
6. Chapter 6 [8:13]
Disc #2 -- The American Future: A History
1. Chapter 1 [10:33]
2. Chapter 2 [8:04]
3. Chapter 3 [9:59]
4. Chapter 4 [12:56]
5. Chapter 5 [9:26]
6. Chapter 6 [8:04]
1. Chapter 1 [8:21]
2. Chapter 2 [11:05]
3. Chapter 3 [6:40]
4. Chapter 4 [13:18]
5. Chapter 5 [9:29]
6. Chapter 6 [9:52]

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