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Citizen U.S.A: A 50 State Road Trip

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2011
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The stories, interviews, and pictures behind the acclaimed HBO® documentary by Emmy® Award winner Alexandra Pelosi TAKE A NATIONWIDE ROAD TRIP WITH AN AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER AND AMERICA'S NEWEST CITIZENS. Buddhist monks, homosexuals, scientists with PhDs, cancer patients, Obama haters, Obama lovers, Muslim imams, Christian missionaries, tech geniuses, movie directors, and a wrestler with is own action figure . . . American welcomes all types Whether they arrived via online dating, adoption, political asylum, student and work visas-or swimming the Rio Grande and staying long enough to be granted amnesty-they all came here to live the American dream. In this companion to her HBO documentary, Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi journeys to naturalization ceremonies in all fifty states to bring us the wide-ranging personal stories of men and women from around the globe who saw the hope and promise of our nation in the distance and set out on the journey-no matter how long, arduous, or even dangerous-to make their own American dreams come true. And although they are no longer visitors, our newest citizens still look at American with an outsider's perspective; they hold up a mirror to show us how we look as a nation-and, even in a time when unemployment and poverty plague us, how much we can take for granted. Includes Color Photographs Throughout

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The official companion book to the brand new HBO(r) documentary

In the HBO(r) documentary tentatively titled Citizen USA, acclaimed filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi sets out on a road trip across America to attend naturalization ceremonies in all fifty states to meet brand-new citizens and find out why they chose America as their home. What she discovers is that America welcomes them all-the disabled, the cancer patients, homosexuals, Obama- haters, Christian missionaries, Muslim imams, Jewish rabbis, Buddhist monks, scientists with Ph.D.s (trying to find the cure for all the diseases that are plaguing us), tech giants in Silicon Valley, movie directors, race car drivers, and even a wrestler with his own action figure!

Whether these new Americans arrived here through online dating, adoption, political asylum, student and work visas, or by swimming the Rio Grande River (and remained long enough to be granted amnesty) they all came here to live the "American Dream." And even though they are no longer visitors, our newest citizens still look at America with an outsider's perspective; they hold up a mirror to show us how we look as a nation-and how much we take for granted. At a time when unemployment is at an all-time high, America's manufacturing base is eroding, the federal deficit is exploding, and the poverty rate is at seventeen percent, immigrants from every other country on earth still flock here because no matter how bad it gets here, it's still a heck of a lot better than most other places on earth.

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