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My Home Is Here: Illinois | States Of America


After traveling to Minnesota, Texas and Mexico, Nathan Tolzmann felt adrift. He set out to ride his bike across the U.S. but only made it as far as Chicago, where he found the sense of belonging and contentment he was searching for. For more:

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In the U.S., you may have been born in one state or in another country, go to school or work in another place, and then move somewhere else by choice or circumstance. What is it that ties us to these places and makes us call them home? How does our state affect who we are and how we identify ourselves? In a time where identity, unity and belonging are under scrutiny, STATES OF AMERICA asks these questions in short documentaries, featuring everyday people as distinct as the physical and cultural landscapes they call home. These films begin to portray a mosaic of America’s famously emerging identity. From Emmy nominated filmmaker Brad Barber.

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WORLD CHANNEL is a 24/7, full-service multicast channel featuring public television’s signature nonfiction documentary, science and news programming complemented by original content from emerging producers. Launched in August 2007, WORLD is produced and distributed by WGBH/Boston, American Public Television (APT) and WNET/New York in association with Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA). Funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the MacArthur Foundation and the Wyncote Foundation.


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