This ain´t no Heartland

In April 2003, while the war with Iraq was at its peak, Andreas Horvath went straight to the "heart" of America, the Midwest, looking for answers to his questions about the reasons for this war. As the film progresses the reputedly friendly and serene Heartland (which many say is the true America) gradually turns into a vast hinterland in which the quest for discussion becomes a futile odyssey. "The civilians? We told the whole world we were gonna do it … They should have got out of the way".

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A journey across the U.S.Mid West captures the moods of American countryman during war in Iraq. The documentary show set in the vast fields leaves the nation’s heart thumping often surprisingly, grotesquely, and sometimes sends shivers down the spine. The filmmaker moves onward through sequenced visions, from real life situations to impersonal conscience of the earth, to ghosts – its essence. We find ourselves in the middle of America, yet we are at its beginning. We are living it through looking differently at the mythic geography of the Mid West, including the irony that comes back to those who created it.

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Orig. Title
This ain´t no Heartland
Year
2003
Country
Austria
Duration
105 min
Director
Andreas Horvath
Category
Documentary
Orig. Language
english
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Credits
Director
Andreas Horvath
Idea/Concept
Andreas Horvath
Cinematography
Andreas Horvath
Available Formats
Betacam SP PAL (Distribution Copy)
Format of Color
colour