Individuals across the U.S. share footage of their families. Filmmaker Lumiere R. takes care of her grandparents; her grandfather Bobby P. has slow-advancing dementia. "The Briefcase" reveals aspects of Bobby P.'s life.
Social Media Specialist Amelia G. looks through letters from her father and reflects on their relationship. Covid-19 has prevented her from visiting him after his exoneration and release from prison. Family gives Ernesto G. strength.
Individuals across the U.S. reflect on the concept of family. Bobby P. has a collection of business cards. Georgia P. recognizes that she needs help, but would also like Lumiere R. to have a job.
Amelia G. tells her father she is coming to San Francisco. Individuals across the U.S. reflect on seeing their loved ones, including those incarcerated. Bobby P. has a seizure; Lumiere R. reflects on death. Ernesto G. greets Amelia G. at the airport.
Amelia G. and Ernesto G. re-discover their relationship. Individuals across the U.S. share ways they connect with their loved ones. Lumiere R. has decided to move in with her grandparents.
Credits: Family of Us: A PBS American Portrait Story
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Whether we came together through blood or through love, by genetics or by choice, we recognize the value of our families more than any other time in modern history. Using stories submitted through PBS AMERICAN PORTRAIT, Family of Us: A PBS American Portrait Story paints a picture of today’s American family and the ways it defines us.
Length: 26 minutes
Copyright date: ©2020
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