Encircle films Presents

Documentaries to Inform and Inspire Action

Welcome to Encircle Films Season 10

Showing in April

THE AMERICAN DREAM and other Fairy Tales

April 12, 2023 6:30PM

THE AMERICAN DREAM and Other Fairy Tales

In this feature-length, personal essay documentary, The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales filmmaker and philanthropist Abigail Disney grapples with America’s profound inequality crisis. The story begins in 2018, after Abigail encounters workers at the company that bears her name struggling to put food on the table. Could she, a descendent, with no role in the multinational conglomerate, use her famous last name to help pressure Disney and other American corporations to treat low-wage workers more humanely?

Filmed over a two-year period, The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales expertly weaves together Abigail’s family story and the stories of Disneyland workers; with commentary from historians, authors, and academics. The film artfully employs archive, animation, and never-before-seen Disney family movies. From the boardroom to the union hall, the film will no doubt jump-start urgently needed conversations, about how to make American capitalism work for everyone. As Abigail concludes, “it won’t be easy, but with imagination and courage it can be changed.” 

87 minutes

Audience discussion following the film.

Discussion Panel

Audience Q&A Panelists

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Encircle Films Series

We are excited to be engaging audiences at the Broadway Metro for our 10th season, bringing you documentaries to inform and inspire action!

All seating is reserved, and advanced tickets are recommended. The Metro will be preserving buffer seats for another couple of months as well.

Broadway Metro Info (Click Here)

888 Willamette Street

Eugene, OR
(541) 686-2458

$10.00 ADULTS
$7.00 SENIORS (62+)

Encircle Films Partnerships


Founded in Eugene in 2005, DisOrient is Oregon’s premiere Asian American film festival. DisOrient’s mission is to amplify the broad spectrum of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander voices and narratives through recent works of independent film.

March 10-19, 2023. More information at DisOrient.


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About Us

The mission of Encircle Films is to create awareness of important social issues by showing impactful documentaries, inviting guest speakers to facilitate audience discussions, and inspiring citizens to get involved. Now in our ninth season, we are a group of community-minded individuals dedicated to exploring issues that affect us on a global and local level. Our goal is to give voice to our spirit of concern for community, country, and planet. 

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