Imagined States of America

Imagined States of America

| 44 min

When you hear the word “America,” what springs to mind? Car culture, big business, advertising, religious fundamentalism, the consumer society, militarism, suburbia, office towers, and the technology of paranoia? Imagined States of America takes on the big American myths to get at the heart of a country that continues to fascinate the world. Inspired by the photo collages of Quebec artist Pierre Guimond, and incorporating an intricately built soundscape, the film is like a dream on the verge of a nightmare, revealing an America that’s rich in paradoxes.

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Imagined States of America, Alberta Nokes, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • screen adaptation
    Alberta Nokes
  • writer
    Alberta Nokes
  • narrator
    Katie Malloch
  • voice
    Guy Nadon
  • editor
    Christopher J. Malanchen
  • sound design
    Mathieu Beaudin
  • sound re-recording mixer
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • additional sound design
    Cory Rizos
  • additional mixing
    Cory Rizos
  • original music
    Robert Marcel Lepage
  • post-production supervisor
    Gary Evans
  • producer
    Ian Boyd
    Johanne Bergeron
    Yves Bisaillon
    Marc Bertrand
  • photo tour director
    Denis McCready
  • location scout
    Robert B. Mendel
    Nancy Ellen Jones
    John Norwood
    Francis McIntyre
  • visual effects
    Christopher J. Malanchen
    Benoît Chagnon
  • additional editing
    Pierre Plouffe
    Emmanuel Suquet
  • additional visual effects
    Pierre Plouffe
    Emmanuel Suquet
  • online editor
    Yannick Carrier
  • technical support
    Pierre Dupont
    Isabelle Painchaud
  • technical coordinator
    David Bélanger
  • fine-cut
    Véronique Laliberté
    Michèle Hénen
  • optimization
    Geneviève Lagacé
  • additional soundscapes
    Christian Olsen
  • musician
    Stéphane Allard
    Céline Arcand
    Jean René
    Elizabeth Dubé
    Sheila Hannigan
    Yannick Cloutier
    Guy Kaye
    Benoît Clément
    Jean-François Lemieux
    Jean-François Groulx
    Jacques Séguin
    Lévy Bourbonnais
    Olivier Maranda
    Dominique Lagüe
  • music recording
    Benoit Durand-Jodoin
    Robert Langlois
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • music mixer
    Nicolas Borycki