• Antonio Villaraigosa wins election for Mayor of Los Angeles

    Antonio Villaraigosa wins election for Mayor of Los Angeles


The Film

California and the American Dream explores the dynamics of culture, community, and identity in one of the most diverse regions in the world. In the last 35 years, California has become a laboratory for divergent social trends. Together, these trends have so radically transformed the state that it bears little resemblance to the Hollywood dreamscape it projected in previous decades. In the post 9/11 era, California is center stage for an array of issues redefining the American agenda — from changing demographics to new models of civic engagement, from the role of immigrants in neighborhood life to the challenge to democracy by the initiative process, from sustainable agriculture to Native American gaming and sovereignty. The four-part series includes: “California’s Lost Tribes,” “The Price of Renewal,” “The New Los Angeles,” and “Ripe for Change.”

The Filmmakers

  1. Paul EspinosaProducer
  2. Lyn GoldfarbProducer
  3. Jed RiffeProducer
  4. Emiko OmoriProducer