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American Paradox

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American Paradox

Synopsis

February 2008. We are at UC Berkeley, home to 30,000 students, in the San Francisco Bay Area, in California. In the context of the American elections, this campus is seething with political excitement.
At the peak of the primaries, the different political and cultural organizations struggle at the heart of the campus to awaken minds and convince their fellow students to engage in the political debate. The battle between Democrats and Republicans is already taking place on this campus even if we are nine months away from the elections. By being totally immersed with young Democrats, Republicans and Independents, we get to the source of political involvement. We give them the floor to understand what they think. These young Americans tell their stories through their activism with honesty and often a lot of humor. They openly answer some crucial questions. What dreams do they have? What do they want to change in American society? What essentially makes them Democrats or Republicans? What is the meaning of this election for them? We learn that the dividing lines between the two main camps do not necessarily correspond to the accepted views from abroad. Beyond prejudices, we take the pulse of this new generation of Americans who will choose their next president.

Format
16:9 - SD
Category
Politics / War - Social/Human Stories
Original Language
French
Country of Origin
France
Year of Production
2008
Tag Words
Documentaries - Politics - Society

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