American Psychosis

USA | 2016 | 15 minutes | Amanda Zackem

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges discusses modern day consumerism, totalitarian corporate power, and living in a culture dominated by pervasive illusion.

Director Biography

Amanda Zackem was co-director of cinematography for the documentary Germans & Jews and producer of the documentaries, The Trial of the St. Patrick's Four and Blind Spot. Her short documentary on women's cycling pioneer "Georgena Terry" screened in film festivals worldwide, and won Best Female Directed short at the Cornwall Film Festival. Her short experimental film "The Black Series", won Best Cinematography at the Women's Independent Film Festival. She previously taught at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in the Multimedia, Photography and Design Department.

  • Director: Amanda Zackem
  • Principal Cast: Chris Hedges
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 15 minutes
  • Producer: Amanda Zackem
  • Screenplay: Amanda Zackem
  • Cinematographers: Amanda Zackem
  • Editors: Amanda Zackem
  • Music: Jonathan Zalben
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP

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