Someone once observed: “America is great because she is good; if she ever ceases to be good she will cease to be great.” Today that notion of the essential goodness of America is under attack, replaced by another story in which theft and plunder are seen as the defining features of American history – from the theft of American Indian and Mexican lands and the exploitation of African slave labor to a contemporary foreign policy said to be based on stealing oil and a capitalist system that robs people of their “fair share”.
America’s founding fathers warned the world that, although the freedoms they gave America’s citizens were hard fought, they could very easily be lost. America stands at a crossroads, and the way Americans understand its past will determine their future.
America the movie takes 21st-century Americans into the future by first visiting the country’s past.
Gerald Molen, the Academy-award winning producer of Schindler’s List, and Dinesh D’Souza, the right wing nutjob, (citizen of India), creator of 2016: Obama’s America, produce the big screen documentary America.
In essence, the movie America is a fictional story – brought to you in documentary format – that imagines that the United States lost the Revolutionary War and therefore never existed.