The citizens of the United States will elect a new president in November 2016. In this eight-part documentary series Nieuwsuur journalist and former US correspondent Eelco Bosch van Rosenthal travels through the country that Obama leaves to his successor. A country that is changing, but still has the pursuit of happiness at its core. From a Chinese suburb of Los Angeles to the South Side of Chicago, the backlands of the Mississippi Delta to a struggling town in Vermont: in eight very different places in America the filmmakers search for the winners and the losers. In Dreamland America Bosch van Rosenthal explores the unraveling of the American dream, inspired by the acclaimed book by George Packer ‘The Unwinding “. In the past decades Americans have seen many certainties disappear: their representatives turned out not to serve their constituents, a job was no longer a job for life. For the first time people are saying that their children will not fare better than themselves. Yet time and time again Americans show great resilience. How do they do it?
|Director & Cinematographer||Hans Pool|
|Presenter||Eelco Bosch van Rosenthal|
|Duration||8 x 43′|