American Psychosis

  • Year 2017
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 15 min
  • Director Amanda Zackem


“There’s a kind of emotional incapacity to understand collapse, even when it’s facing you,” says journalist, author and activist Chris Hedges. Hedges compares the disorder of Trump’s America to what he observed as a foreign correspondent for The New York Times in the former East Germany and in Bosnia under Milosevic. “You can’t talk about hope if you can’t see reality,” Hedges says. “And reality is pretty bleak. But that’s the starting point.”