The Big Scary "S" Word

The Big Scary "S" Word

European Premiere
During the 2016 campaign, Bernie Sanders’s presidential primary run unleashed a national wave of interest in socialism. But socialism in the United States remains plagued by conflicting definitions. Is socialism dictatorship or democracy? Norway or Venezuela? Reform or revolution? Weaving together hidden episodes of history, verité footage, expert interviews, and lively animated sequences, the film shows where American socialism has been, explores why and how it was suppressed, and imagines what a renewed American socialism might look like, directly from today’s leading left thinkers and socialists: Cornel West, Naomi Klein, Vivek Chibber, Alexandria, among others.
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Direction: Yael Bridge
Cinematography: Eric Phillips-Horst
Editing: Christie Herring
Music: Osei Essed
Producers: Yael Bridge
Co-producers: Sasha Leitmann
Format: Digital File
Color: Color
Production Country: USA
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 82΄
Contact: WME

Yael Bridge


2012 Chicken and Zoe (short)
2013 Reborning (short)
2013 Mind in Body (short)
2020 The Big Scary "S" Word