Shortwave | Beckermann and the American Dream on Shtetl

American Passages at RIDM

In American Passages, Viennese documentary filmmaker,  Ruth Beckermann, focuses her camera on the United States. This  ”epic panorama” takes us on a nuanced tour of the American Dream.

Beckermann’s past films have looked at utopia’s such as the dream of a Jewish homeland in Towards Jerusalem, she looked at her own changing neighbourhood in Return to Vienna, and analyzed the inside life of coming of age in Zorro’s Bar Mitzva.

American Passages is featuring at The Montreal International Documentary Festival.  Check out Shtetl’s What’s Nu? section for a selection of Shtetl picks at this year’s festival like Work in Progress, Ivan&Ivana and more.