Watch: The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales 2022 123movies, Full Movie Online – Abigail Disney looks at America’s dysfunctional and unequal economy and asks why the American Dream has worked for the wealthy, yet is a nightmare for people born with less. As a way to imagine a more equitable future, Disney uses her family’s story to explore how this systemic injustice took hold..
Plot: Abigail Disney looks at America’s dysfunctional and unequal economy and asks why the American Dream has worked for the wealthy, yet is a nightmare for people born with less. As a way to imagine a more equitable future, Disney uses her family’s story to explore how this systemic injustice took hold.
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The American Dream starts off strong but didn’t go as planned.
Saw this back at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.
This documentary premiered at the last minute under the Special Screenings Selection of the festival. This documentary is directed by Abigail Disney who is a relative of the Walt Disney Family and this documentary is about the dysfunctional and unequal economy issues in the United States but also in the Disneyland system. This caught my eye because I was interested on hearing from a relative of Disney on the issues of how Disneyland has become more of a cooperation and the dysfunctional system it has become worldwide. Not just as a business but also as a brand for everyone. However, unfortunately this wasn’t the documentary I was excepting and it ends up becoming bland and forgettable for the most part.
Disney offers really good conversations between the participants she is interviewing and there were some really good facts presented about the CEO of Disney and the economy issues surrounding the United States. I wish it dived deeper into more aspects about other controversial topics revolved with Disney as a business but it didn’t go much justice. There are some really bad camerawork presented in the documentary and several noticeable technical parts presented throughout. It’s a shame because this one could have been great. But it wasn’t. I still recommend if you wanna check it out but it’s was underwhelming.
The American Dream
In this documentary, Abigail Disney looks into the huge wage gap issue that is currently breaking down middle class America by shining a light on the problems DisneyLand employees are facing.
While it is no secret that the wage gap between the 1%er’s and everyday Americans is cause a decline of the middle class, Dr. Disney really took the time to look into both current and past wages of DisneyLand employees. There was once a time when an average worker could make a living by having the means to procure a decent home, provide food, and live a comfortable middle class life. The myth of “trickle down economics’ and the idea that “greed is good” took hold of and have comfortably set up the upper class as middle class Americans have steadily been running an never ending rat race to keep up with the costs of living, housing and health care on their ever shrinking paychecks.
For the fiscal year ended Oct. 2, 2021, Disney CEO, Bob Chapek’s base salary was $2.5 million (up from $1.8 million in FY2020). His compensation include $10.2 million in stock awards, $3.75 in stock options and a $14.3 million cash bonus, according to Disney’s proxy filing with the SEC.
Bob Iger, who formally stepped aside as CEO in February 2020 after 15 years, received $3 million in salary for the most recent fiscal year (up from $1.6 million the year prior and the same as in FY2019). Iger’s compensation for the most recent fiscal year included a $22.9 million cash bonus, plus $9.5 million in Disney stock and $9.3 million in stock options. That does not include stock Iger was entitled to receive when his contract expired at the end of calendar 2021, worth $231 million as of Oct. 1, 2021, according to Disney’s filing.
As of Sep 23, 2022, the average annual pay for the Disneyland Cast Member jobs category in California is $30,022 a year. That works out to be approximately $14.43 an hour. This is the equivalent of $577/week or $2,501/month.
The difference is jaw dropping.
This was an excellent layout of an ugly American truth. The American Dream is out of reach for hard working Americans because the super wealthy use those dreams to build their own wealth. Too many people have been hoodwinked into believing all their hard work and loyalty will get them somewhere when all it really does is allow their bosses to buy yachts.
Very interesting and frustrating watch.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 27 min (87 min)
Director Abigail Disney, Kathleen Hughes
Country United States
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