Cinematic States: A Journey Through The American Dreamlife


Gareth Higgins watched one movie from each of the 50 US states and the resulting book, Cinematic States, reveals movies to be the first draft of the US national myth, rooting the country in ancient ideas about identity, and predicting the future of the still-dominant empire.

Gareth Higgins is a writer, film critic, broadcaster, and the executive director of the Wild Goose Festival, a Greenbeltinspired gathering in the US. He has worked as an academic and activist in the field of peace and reconciliation for several years.

Gareth Higgins