Award-Winning Documentary on Inequality Now Streaming on Kanopy

We’re pleased to let you know that the award-winning documentary Requiem for the American Dream, Noam Chomsky’s devastating dissection of rampant economic inequality in the U.S., is now streaming on Kanopy.

If your school already has a subscription to Kanopy, you can now watch this acclaimed film online anytime. Given the growing demand for streaming educational resources, we urge you to check out all the other MEF titles available to you on Kanopy as well.

Requiem for the American Dream brilliantly exposes how the short-term interests of corporate elites have driven massive levels of income inequality over the past few decades, laid waste to basic democratic values, and endangered the welfare of huge swaths of the American population. Combining Noam Chomsky’s rare explanatory powers with breathtaking footage, Requiem for the American Dream is at once a remarkable piece of cinema and an extraordinary teaching tool — especially at a time when the costs and consequences of widening economic inequality are being exposed like never before.


“This well-paced and cogent seminar spotlights a man who [now 88] seems at the height of his intellectual powers.”

The New York Times [NYT Critics' Pick]

“One of the best entry points to the discussion of inequality.”

–The Hollywood Reporter

“A provocative X-ray of current American political realities.”