This video is a PBS storytelling program. Americans tell their stories and what it is like to be an American in the current moment through self-shot videos.
The 15-year-old sophomore from Austin, Texas, wants to return to in-person learning. They started doing poorly in school for the first time.
The 80-year-old photographer is from California. As she got older, she felt she had more time to focus on what she wanted from life.
The 51-year-old housekeeper and bartender is from Philadelphia. She lost her jobs because of the pandemic and worries about restarting a career at her age.
Arywn gets ready for another year of online schooling. Marna works to get her photography into a major publication. Kat struggles to pay for the healthcare her son needs.
Marna struggles to learn how to use the internet. Arywn attempts to navigate friendships without going to school. Kat worries about being unemployed at 51.
Arywn is anxious about their first day of school, but grateful for the interaction. Kat attends a protest to stand up for her rights. After rejections from three editors, a local art museum accepts Marna's work.
Credits: Generation Nation: A PBS American Portrait Story
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Explore how people in different age groups see themselves and their place in America. Through self-shot video, they share common experiences that bind age groups together and generational differences that put them at odds with one another.
Length: 26 minutes
Copyright date: ©2020
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