My America

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.

Trailer

Details

Country of Production
Australia / Hungary

Year of Production
2011

Format
DCP, HDCam, Digi Beta Pal and NTSC

Length
52 / 87 min

Director
Peter Hegedus

Production
Soul Vision Films and Firefly Productions in association with Freshwater Pictures in co-production with Big Turtle, Inforg Studio, ORF and RBB/ARTE

Original Language
English, Hungarian

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

Sydney IFF 2011
Global Peace FF Orlando 2011
Mumbai IFF 2011
Canberra FF 2011
Brisbane IFF 2011