PBS American Portrait

Season 1
 (1)2021TV-PG
This unique crowdsourced series blends stories filmed by people into documentaries revealing what it really means to be American today. It’s the story of what brings us together and what keeps us apart as we strive to understand each other.
Starring
Rodd Houston
Genres
Special Interest
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. I Dream
    January 5, 2021
    55min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Self-shot stories explore the meaning of the American dream. From the desire for homeownership to ambitions for higher ed or career success, they show the hard work, opportunities and barriers that come with pursuing this ideal today.
  2. 2. I Work
    January 12, 2021
    55min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    People share self-shot stories about their jobs and careers as they navigate the changes they’re experiencing and the goals they’re working towards. From teachers to truck drivers, they explore what it really means to work in America today.
  3. 3. I Keep
    January 19, 2021
    55min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    People film themselves as they try to preserve or change traditions in their lives and communities. From struggles to protect culture to eliminating toxic legacies, it’s a look at the practices we’ve inherited and the ones we’ll pass on.
  4. 4. I Rise
    January 26, 2021
    55min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Go inside the lives of people working to create an antiracist American future. They film themselves doing the work, confronting the obstacles and achieving the victories that could add up to real change in the movement for racial justice.

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Directors
Michèle StephensonCraig D'Entrone
Producers
Jon KamenDave SirulnickCraig D'EntroneMichèle StephensonRameen AminzadehSimmi SinghConnor SeitchikAshley Bembry-KaintuckAmel AhmedJohan ThomasLisa KalikowHazel GurlandShuchi Talati
Season year
2021
Network
PBS
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
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Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2021