WORLD PREMIERE How did the idea of “rugged individualism” become a curse for everyday Americans? Distraught over the loss of too many childhood classmates, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn explore the causes and costs of opioid addiction, poverty and incarceration plaguing America, from the inner city to small towns like Kristof’s hometown of Yamhill, Oregon. While pockets of empathy and aid exist, are they enough to rescue the thousands of Americans in despair, for whom the American Dream of self-reliance is impossibly out of reach?
Director: Viva Van Loock
Executive Producer: Maro Chermayeff, Jeffrey Dupre, Joshua Bennett
Producer: Maro Chermayeff, Joshua Bennett
Editor: Howard Sharp, David Hoon Newman
Music: Nathan Halpern
Publicist: The 2050 Group