This last year of political campaigns and the election in the U.S., has raised more questions than answers. What became clear is a great divide exists between much of the population - with one common desire… change. Change at any cost or consequence. Clearly many, young and old, feel left out and that the system has failed them. What is their story?
We have started a new era of politics and administration of U.S. government. Many are wondering what this will bring - both in the U.S. and around the world.
Trying to make sense of some of this. What better way, than to travel and meet a lot of these people. It is not important who they voted for, nor really the outcome of the election. What is important is to know something about them and what they voted for. All of them, all walk of life and ages. What is their version of the American Dream. Not just the white older male group that seems to get so much attention, but also the minorities, today's immigrants, the people of color, the young people, middle aged people, the American People.
An American Mosaic
A collection of stories, and a look into the places and people that define our country.
A journey through America to understand what's going on.
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How have we become strangers in our own country? Talk of bringing back steel mills, and coal mines. Talk about who belongs here. What is this about, who are the American people today. Along the way, there are so many people to talk to… that is why our road trip. It is inclusive. Clearly, a lot of people have something to say, or more importantly need, and one size doesn't seem to fit all. While this project is personal, it is not political. It is just interviewing, recording, and documenting what is encountered each day. The viewers can draw their own conclusions. There will be a lot of discovery as we arrive at each location and talk with people.
We want and need to do this, hoping the project may bring some clarity or understanding of the diversity of voices that so strongly and urgently voted for a change of government. Also, the voices of those who chose not to vote.
We are assembling an awesome creative team for this project. We will be a mix of people who are passionate about our work and about the project. This is going to be a creative project of photography, film making, media and storytelling. Transportation and equipment needs are being determined. A chart of the journey is being plotted and our channels of communication are being planned. This a grass roots project that touches the lives of people. It is their story.
We are at a very important place in history, with no idea how it will play out. It would be good relief from the rhetoric and continual bombardment of news (real and fake) and sound bites that come at us daily... real stories about real people (their stories) from someplace on the road in the U.S.A.
Perhaps the most unique part of this documentary work will the be the use of social media. Regular posts and a unique video channel will highlight the progress. A project for today. At the end, the journey will be documented with an extraordinary book of images and a documentary.
This project touches everyone who believes in our country. It is an amazing place, like no other. We need to know more about each other.