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A Different American Dream (2017)

A Different American Dream
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,172Details
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On the edge of the magical Badlands in Western North Dakota, lies the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, home to 6,500 members of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara tribes. There the night sky burns with a thousand points of light from the flaring oil wells, but these are not the lights of hope but the flames from a new version of hell. When the largest shale oil field in North America was discovered on the reservation, the explosion of industry brought sweeping changes to daily life. The landscape is now littered with oil wells, fracking towers, and toxic waste dumps and the average life expectancy on the reservation has dropped to an alarming 57, compared to 79 in the rest of the state. Some members of the tribe have profited from mineral rights, but this fleeting bubble of wealth, alongside widespread poverty, threatens to destroy the social fabric of the community. Sickness and disease, brought by the boom, are fracturing ancestral land and culture.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 15,601-15,700) 15,669 $1,172
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 21,501-21,600) 21,508 $1,172
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 7,601-7,700) 7,684 $1,172

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 6th, 2017 (Limited) by First Run Features
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 84 minutes
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Keywords: Native Americans, Rags to Riches, Corporate Malfeasance, Government Corruption, Environment, Agitprop, Medical and Hospitals
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: 3 Generations, Brook Productions
Production Countries: France,
United States

Production and Technical Credits

Jane Wells    Producer
Simon Brook    Screenwriter
Jane Wells    Screenwriter
Barbara Bossuet    Editor
Josie Miljevic    Editor
Pierre Esteve    Composer
Philippe Dorelli    Cinematographer

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January 10th, 2017

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