Split: A Deeper Divide

The USA is in the grips of a rancorous partisanship the like of which has not been seen in nearly a century. Every political issue today invariably becomes a pitched partisan battle, irrespective of the issue – be it the economy, global climate change, education or foreign policy. The two parties are further apart than they have been in generations and this extreme polarization has made it nearly impossible to govern the country effectively. How has the United States become so divided? SPLIT journeys from coast to coast to find an answer to that question at a time when it is needed most.

Requiem for the American Dream

Through riveting and candid conversation, Noam Chomsky, regarded as one of the most important intellectuals alive today, provides the definitive discourse on the “Two Americas.” Filmed over the course of four years, the Chomsky interviews expose how a half-century of policies have created a state of unprecedented economic inequality: concentrating wealth in the hands of a few at the expense of everyone else. [Synopsis courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival]