America's Socialist Experiment


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Film Info
Program Category:Cream City Cinema
Release Year:2020
Event Type:Streaming
Country of Origin:United States
Original Language:English
Film Sponsor:Madeleine and David Lubar
Cinema Extra
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Steve Boettcher
Screenwriter:Mike Trinklein
Lynn Sprangers
Michael Gousha


Narrated and produced by Mike Gousha, local documentarian Steve Boettcher explores how Milwaukee, of all places, elected so many socialist leaders throughout its history - and how their strong commitments to environmental responsibility, public health, and ending political corruption have endured. Through archival materials and interviews with local historians (John Gurda: check!), family members of these leaders, and more, this documentary weaves a compelling history of Milwaukee's unique political fabric.

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