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American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs

Synopsis
Bernie Sanders has inspired a generation - but who inspired him?
Most people in America do not know that the contemporary political movement to address income inequality began over 100 years ago with Eugene Victor Debs. This film traces the history of American populism, with the man who inspired progressive ideas - from FDR’s New Deal to Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign. This is an objective but passionate history of the movement as championed and founded by Debs, a movement that continues to have an impact on our daily lives today.
Language
English (United States)
Country
United States
Year of production
2017
Subjects
American Studies
Keywords
socialism; USA; political history; Eugene Victor Debs (1855-1926)

Credits

Director
Yale Strom

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$295.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
97 minutes
Year
2018

Distributor

Name

First Run Features

Email
info@firstrunfeatures.com
Web
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Phone
(212) 243 0600
Fax
(212) 989 7649
Address
630 Ninth Avenue, Suite 1213
New York
New York 10036
USA
Notes
First Run is a well-established US distributor specialising in independent films and is especially strong on documentaries. In addition to a home video store it has an educational/non-theatrical division supplying titles to libraries and educational institutions. The purchase of these titles includes non-theatrical Public Performance Rights. The educational catalogue is browsable by title or subject.

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