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Freedom Fries: And Other Stupidity We'll Have to Explain to Our Grandchildren ()


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A look at America's contemporary predilection for superficial patriotic symbolism via consumerism.

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Bruce Gilman ...
Himself
Archie Bray ...
Himself - US Army Air Force, 1942-1946
Greg Dickinson ...
Himself - Associate Professor, Colorado State University
Reverend Billy ...
Himself - The Church of Stop Shopping
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rhetta Baron ...
Herself - Stop Shopping Gospel Choir
Ric Becker ...
Himself - Stop Shopping Gospel Choir
James Solomon Benn
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Himself (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Mi Sun Choi ...
Herself - Stop Shopping Gospel Choir
Joe Cuffaro ...
Himself - Protestor
Dominique de Villepin ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Chris Drake ...
Himself (voice)
Ben Dubin-Thaler ...
Himself - Stop Shopping Gospel Choir
Leah Farrell ...
Herself - Stop Shopping Gospel Choir
Donald Gallagher ...
Himself - Stop Shopping Gospel Choir
Jerry Goralnick ...
Himself - Stop Shopping Gospel Choir
Mark Harder ...
Himself - Stop Shopping Gospel Choir
Leon Harris ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Bill Hemmer ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Marianne Hodge ...
Herself - Stop Shopping Gospel Choir
Monica Hunken ...
Herself - Stop Shopping Gospel Choir
Daryn Kagan ...
Herself (archiveFootage)
Valencia Kasimir ...
Herself - Stop Shopping Gospel Choir
Carolyn Kelley ...
Herself - Stop Shopping Gospel Choir
Meredith Manna ...
Herself - Stop Shopping Gospel Choir
Derrick McGinty ...
Himself - Stop Shopping Gospel Choir
Chad Morgan ...
Himself - Protestor
William Moses ...
Himself - Stop Shopping Gospel Choir
Urania Mylonas ...
Herself - Stop Shopping Gospel Choir
...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Laura Newman ...
Herself - Stop Shopping Gospel Choir
Bob Ney ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
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Himself - Stop Shopping Gospel Choir
Neal Rowland ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Sari Rubenstein
William Schneider ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Judy Sky
Michele Smith
Sharon Stein ...
Herself (voice)
Cameron Stewart ...
Himself - Protestor
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Himself (archiveFootage) (as Sway Calloway)
Liz Taubgeneck ...
Herself - Stop Shopping Gospel Choir
William J. Vila ...
Himself - Stop Shopping Gospel Choir
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Herself (archiveFootage)

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Carl Christman

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Carl Christman ... (written by)

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Carl Christman ... executive producer

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Andrea Datzman

Cinematography by

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Jeff Dorer

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Carl Christman

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Chris Drake ... voice-over audio
Tom Fitzsimmons ... location audio

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William J. Ball ... still photographs (as Dr. William J. Ball)
Mark Esham ... still photographs
Liz Margerun ... still photographs
David McNew ... still photographs
Steve Musgrave ... still photographs (as Steven Musgrave)
Mark Pellegrini ... still photographs
Natan Vigna ... still photographs
Marci Weismeyer ... still photographs
Christine Wetzel ... still photographs
Alex Wong ... still photographs

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Ginny Brown-Waite ... still images
Bill Colwell Jr. ... technical consultant
Tommy Cortopassi ... still images
Chris Drake ... creative consultant
Savitri Durkee ... Director - Rev. Billy
Thomas Hart-Renton ... war bond paintings
Dale Jones ... script consultant
Yung-Yuan Kao ... production accountant
Benny Key ... Piano player - Rev. Billy
Michael O'Neil ... Manager - Rev. Billy
Tony Sager ... still images
Grover Strong ... war bond paintings
Sasha Sumner ... Saxophone player - Rev. Billy
Josh Wolf ... protest footage
Tim Wright ... still images

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Plot Summary

"Freedom Fries: And Other Stupidity We'll Have to Explain to Our Grandchildren" is a whimsical look at patriotism and consumerism in America. It explores the absurdity of many of the symbolic gestures that have recently pervaded American culture, such as the wasting of French wine and the waving of Chinese-made American flags. Freedom Fries shows that these idle gestures stem from our culture of consumption and do real damage to our democracy as well as our humanity. With the aid of a leading scholar and an outspoken social activist this film draws a concrete relationship between American consumerism and patriotism. Written by Carl Christman

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  • Freedom Fries: And Other Stupidity We'll Have to Explain to Our Grandchildren (United States)
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  • 50 min
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