David MacKenzie

American Money: What AMERICAN HONEY & HELL OR HIGH WATER Say About Poverty In The U.S.

American Money: What AMERICAN HONEY & HELL OR HIGH WATER Say About Poverty In The U.S.

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Class consciousnes and its oft-contingent condemnation of wealth was a theme at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival that one would be hard-pressed to overlook. The most obvious reason for this is the fact that Ken Loach’s poignant portrait of one man’s struggle to navigate Britain’s welfare system, I, Daniel Blake, took home the Palme d’Or. But this topic was also prominent in part because films about wealth, or lack thereof, pervaded the entire festival, spanning its various sections.