The Big Scary “S” Word (2021)

Director: Yael Bridge Run Time: 85 min. Release Year: 2021

Starring: Hilmir Snaer Gudnason, Noomi Rapace

Country: United States
Language: English


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“confronting the need for change can be a difficult undertaking…filmmaker Yael Bridge does just that in this beautifully bold documentary”

Cleveland International Film Festival

About the film:

Official selection of DOC NYC 2020 and CIFF. What do we talk about when we talk about socialism in the US? The Big Scary “S” Word explores the rich history of the American socialist movement and the people striving to build a socialist future today.

About the filmmaker:

Yael Bridge is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She produced Left on Purpose, winner of the Audience Award at DOC NYC, and Saving Capitalism starring former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. As the director of productions at Inequality Media, she made viral videos that tackled complex political issues and gained over 100 million views in 2016.

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