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Requiem for the American Dream and The Divide documentaries review: economic inequality for all

by MaryAnn Johanson

Requiem for the American Dream The Divide green light

Two powerful documentaries look at the ever-growing wealth gap, and introduce us to some of those struggling through the resultant financial insecurity.tweet
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Requiem for the American Dream (2016)
green light 4 stars

The Divide (2016)
green light 4.5 stars

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Requiem for the American Dream (2016)
US/Canada release date: Jan 29 2016 | UK release date: direct to VOD

MPAA: not rated
BBFC: not rated

viewed on my iPad

official site | IMDb | trailer
more reviews: Movie Review Query Engine | Rotten Tomatoes
The Divide (2016)
US/Canada release date: direct to VOD | UK release date: Apr 22 2016

MPAA: not rated
BBFC: rated 12A (infrequent strong language)

viewed on my iPad

official site | IMDb | trailer
more reviews: Movie Review Query Engine | Rotten Tomatoes

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