Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream

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  • 2012 George Foster Peabody Award
  • About the Film

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    Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) presents his examination of how the gap between rich and poor Americans has become so stark, as illustrated by this famous boulevard in New York City.

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  • From the Blog

    Filmmaker Alex Gibney

    Is Opportunity on Park Avenue a One-way Street?

    Alex Gibney talks about what motivated him to make Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream, his examination of the widening gap between rich and poor Americans along this famous New York City boulevard.


  • Why Poverty?

    A newborn infant is swaddled in colorful blankets.

    Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream is part of Why Poverty? which uses eight documentary features and 30 online short films to inspire people to think, discuss, and be part of solutions to poverty worldwide.

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  • Talkback

    An illustration of the wealth gap, with a smiling gold ball on one end of a see-saw and a crowd of silver frowning balls suspended on the other end, indicating that the gold ball outweighs the silver balls together.

    Is the American middle class an endangered species? Do you feel like with hard work you are — or will be — better off than your parents or grandparents? Is income inequality unfair, or do the spoils justifiably go to those who win the race to amass the greatest amount of wealth?

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