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Apathy American-Style

by Carrie Rentschler

"The Detached Americans" is a documentary film that draws on the conventions of the television civics lesson. This 30-minute version of the film (the original was 60 minutes) book-ends a critique of the social anomie created by mass society and white flight via suburbanization with narration about the 1964 Kitty Genovese murder.

The Detached Americans (1964)

TV documentary that analyzes American apathy in the wake of the 1964 Kitty Genovese murder

from The Detached Americans (1964)
Creator: Don Matticks
Distributor: Carousel Films
Posted by Carrie Rentschler