American Psychosis

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2017 | 12:15 PM

“If hope becomes something that you express through illusion, then it’s not hope, it’s fantasy.” – Chris Hedge, Journalist, Author, Activist

Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, author, and activist, Chris Hedges, discusses modern day consumerism, totalitarian corporate power and living in a culture dominated by pervasive illusion. American Psychosis is the first short documentary in a series of films that highlight a variety of issues under the umbrella of totalitarian capitalism and totalitarian corporate power. The intent of this series is to activate US citizens to fight against the corporate powers that are privatizing basic human rights, destroying the environment and oppressing the people. 

Film Information

Year: 2016
Length: 14 mins

Curriculum Connection

Social 30


Nominated / Best Short Documentary / Raindance Film Festival
Nominated / Best Short Documentary / Woodstock Film Festival
Winner / Best of Fest / Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Winner / Best Documentary / Lake George Film Festival
Winner / Award of Excellence / Best Shorts Competition
Winner / Award of Merit, Special Mention / Impact Docs Awards
Humanitarian Award / Award of Distinction / Best Shorts Competition


2017 Official Selection

Cast & Credits


Director: Amanda Zackem


UN Goal


Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Raindance Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Mountainfilm, Sonoma International Film Festival, Colorado Environmental Film Festival, Athens International Film & Video Festival, Martha's Vineyard Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Lake George Film Festival, Marfa Film Festival, Long Beach International Film Festival, Crested Butte Film Festival, Socially Relevant Film Festival, San Francisco Shorts Festival, Nitehawk Film Festival, Social Justice Film Festival, Fresh Coast Film Festival