Citizen U. S. A
A 50 State Road TripBook - 2011
The stories, interviews, and pictures behind the acclaimed HBO® documentary by Emmy® Award winner Alexandra Pelosi
TAKE A NATIONWIDE ROAD TRIP WITH AN AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER AND AMERICA'S NEWEST CITIZENS.
Buddhist monks, homosexuals, scientists with PhDs, cancer patients, Obama haters, Obama lovers, Muslim imams, Christian missionaries, tech geniuses, movie directors, and a wrestler with is own action figure . . .
American welcomes all types
Whether they arrived via online dating, adoption, political asylum, student and work visas-or swimming the Rio Grande and staying long enough to be granted amnesty-they all came here to live the American dream.
In this companion to her HBO documentary, Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi journeys to naturalization ceremonies in all fifty states to bring us the wide-ranging personal stories of men and women from around the globe who saw the hope and promise of our nation in the distance and set out on the journey-no matter how long, arduous, or even dangerous-to make their own American dreams come true. And although they are no longer visitors, our newest citizens still look at American with an outsider's perspective; they hold up a mirror to show us how we look as a nation-and, even in a time when unemployment and poverty plague us, how much we can take for granted.
Includes Color Photographs Throughout
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This is part of a series connecting the library with the latest stage productions at the Guthrie Theater. See more at sppl.org/guthrie. During the Guthrie’s interview with playwright Heather Raffo, snowflakes began falling gently outside, as if on cue. “Look at the snow being perfect!” she exclaimed. “It’s my play! It’s Noura!” In the script’s opening lines, Noura recalls a snowfall on a cold... (more)
From Library Staff
Created from a documentary of the same name, this book provides an in-depth look at the lives of new U.S. citizens, similar to the character of Noura.