Directed by Amanda Zackem
November 7, 2017 7:30 pm SOLD OUT
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.
Amanda Zackem was Co-Director of Cinematography for the documentary Germans & Jews and Producer of the feature length 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 and her most recent short documentary American Psychosis, won Best of Fest at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival and Best Documentary at the Lake George Film Festival. She previously taught at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in the Multimedia, Photography and Design Department.
Interviewee: Chris Hedges
Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Editor: Amanda Zackem
Aerial Cinematographer: Michael Kelem
Music Composer: Jonathan Zalben
Location & Post Sound Mixer: Dan Mazur
Technical Consultant: Jason Kohlbrenner
96 minsThe OPENING NITE screening of the Nitehawk Shorts Festival highlights diverse short films by nine independent filmmakers that address power, corruption, family, and coming of age. Includes post-screening Q&A.