MY AMERICA

Growing up in socialist Hungary in the 1980s, filmmaker Peter Hegedus was obsessed with Hollywood movies – the kind where the USA always stood for truth and justice. The Berlin Wall fell and his family moved to Brisbane, but his fixation didn’t waiver until the USA invaded Iraq. Barack Obama’s stirring post-election speech inspired Hegedus to rediscover his American Dream, and his search – conducted in a style that resembles a non-belligerent version of Michael Moore – takes him from his grandfather’s garden to the streets of Iran, from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s birthplace in Austria to the Governator’s office in California, and points in between.

Australia / Hungary | 2011 | 52/87min

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