Yael Bridge demystifies and destigmatizes socialism in “The Large Scary ‘S’ Phrase,” her characteristic doc debut. “Socialism is as American as apple pie,” Cornel West insists in a brand new trailer for the challenge. Timed to coincide with Labor Day weekend, the doc will hit theaters and on demand September 3.
An exploration of the historical past of the American socialist motion, “The Large Scary ‘S’ Phrase” means that, “opposite to well-liked perception, socialism is in actual fact deeply American and led to well-liked authorities applications reminiscent of public faculties and Medicare,” per its official synopsis.
“Most socialists start with a critique of inequality,” we’re instructed within the spot. “Fundamental human rights should be supplied for.” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explains, “Democratic socialism is the worth that in a contemporary, ethical, and rich society no particular person must be too poor to dwell.”
“The Large Scary ‘S’ Phrase” has screened at Scorching Docs, AFI Fest, and DOC NYC.