Synopsis by Alice Day
Is the American Dream a myth or reality? The film series American Stories: The American Dream - A Future Reborn, 1918-1945 examines the lives of several very different families as they pursue this dream. As the 20th century progressed, early prosperity turned to disaster as catastrophic droughts and the Great Depression took their toll. The families profiled include Russian immigrants, two families who survived the Oklahoma Dust Bowl, a Georgia sharecropper, and some direct descendents of the first colonists. Their stories will unfold as the series continues, and the dream, for some, will take unexpected turns.