At the beginning, a moment of happiness: “We're free!” cheers an African American in Harlem, as if Barack Obama's election as president had finally ended hundreds of years of slavery. AMERICAN PASSAGES takes you on an associative journey through the USA: from disenchanted Iraq veterans to homosexual adoptive fathers, black judges, white party animals to a pimp at the gaming table of a casino in Las Vegas. The contrasts between black and white, rich and poor, winners and losers are as surprising as the significance of the constitutional right to the Pursuit of Happiness in times of crisis. An epic panorama of America.
“America! The thought alleviates. Everything becomes possible ... if only in a dream. ” RUTH BECKERMANN
Michael Vogt, Bobbie Martin, Sheila Jackson-Johnson and more
Antoine Parouty, Lisa Rinzler
SOUND: Atanas Tscholakov, Matthew Dennis
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR: Ursula Wolschlager
MUSIC: Waitstill Baxter