A Dreamscape - Gambling in America

Bernie IJdis Long documentary - 1994 - 80 min.

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Documentary providing an impression of different facets of the explosive growth of the US gambling industry. The film portrays gamblers and casino bosses, but also shows the role of television, the computer industry, the help lines for gambling addicts and the pawn shops. Director Bernie IJdis criss-crossed the United States and on his journey regularly filmed locations where outsiders are only very rarely admitted. For instance, behind the scenes of a casino or at a party to mark the admission of the South Afrikan founder of the Sun City and Lost City gambling palaces to the gambling industry's Hall of Fame. The documentary A Dreamscape has a kaleidoscopic structure targeted at focusing attention on society rather than individuals.

Credits

Director(s) Bernie IJdis
Script Bernie IJdis
Producer(s) Bernie IJdis
Mariette Freidheim
Director of Photography
Dirk Teenstra
Edwin Verstegen
Deen van der Zaken
Editing
Emile Bensdorp
Sound on Set
Music
Production Country
USA