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‘The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales’ Review: A Spotlight on Income Inequality

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The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales, a dubiously well-meaning documentary about income inequality by Abigail E. Disney and Kathleen Hughes, reveals the American Dream’s rotten core and promise of an upward shift to In other words, it is entirely devoted to stating the obvious. Unless, perhaps, you live under a rock or in a $100 million penthouse.

The documentary begins with the dismantling of The Walt Disney Company and its labor practices, highlighting the irony of businesses like Disneyland claiming to be “the happiest place on earth” while exploiting low-wage workers. In one scene, Abigail Disney gathers together several disgruntled employees, many of whom have relied on food stamps or experienced homelessness. This revelation, in on-screen interviews conducted by Abigail Disney with economists and historians, interweaves archival footage of Disneyland’s humble beginnings with the broader and very It triggers a basic analysis.

The granddaughter of Walt Disney Company co-founder Roy O. Disney, Disney has positioned herself as a rogue member of the family. A philanthropist and longtime film producer, she played no role in the company and claimed in “The American Dream” that her grandfather would not have tolerated such egregious abuse of his employees. I’m here. For this, and the heinous measures the company has expanded, she blames the evolution of national business standards and the rise of free market ideology.

Of course, multi-billion dollar companies that unfairly compensate low-skilled workers are unfortunately no exception. So what’s the point of “The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales”? , the documentary is a personal reckoning of sorts, an attempt to connect with other wealthy individuals. “Capitalism for Dummies” video will make an impact. Instead, the documentary, more than anything else, wants to make sure we know how a particular Disney feels.

The American Dream and other fairy tales
Unrated. Running time: 1 hour 27 minutes. at the theater.

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