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Re:Dream

Re:Dream

Re:Dream is an immersive, digital-first project taking a look at what it means to "make it" in the 21st century. Forty micro-documentaries from five different cities tell the stories of individuals as they prepare for success, meet obstacles, and pursue their American dream. The project, led by Kansas City Public Television (KCPT), is produced by fifteen PBS member stations, including WETA. Re:Dream aims to bolster community dialogue around the changing landscape of available opportunities in the 21st century economy.

Videos

WETA is one of five public television stations producing micro-documentaries (4 to 7 minutes in length) for the Re:Dream project. Links to watch the WETA-produced videos are provided below.

Valerie Conners & Ayaz Nanji
Valerie Conners & Ayaz Nanji

Valerie Conners and Ayaz Nanji gave up their home base and most of their possessions to live and work as "digital nomads."

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Billy Johnson
Billy Johnson

Billy Johnson was behind bars for a total of 25 years, but now he's trying to start a career in the culinary arts and reconnect with his son.

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Laura Sharkey
Laura Sharkey

For Laura Sharkey, if it weren't for hard work and education, she wouldn't have made it as a small business owner.

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Jhamal McKee
Jhamal McKee

Jhamal McKee was unemployed for four years and lost his house, but senses his big break may be coming with his new web series.

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Tim & Joey Ma
Tim & Joey Ma

They were one day from going bankrupt. Now they own three of the top restaurants in D.C.

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Re:Dream: Tabias Wilson
Tabias Wilson

Tabias Wilson has faced poverty and discrimination for his race and sexual orientation, but those experiences drive him to empower others.

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Re:Dream: Ngawang and Tenzin Samphel
Ngawang and Tenzin Samphel

To Ngawang and Tenzin Samphel, success is making a living through electronic dance music. Their future looks bright but uncertain.

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Re:Dream: Brennan Mullaney
Brennan Mullaney

To Brennan Mullaney, the American dream is the ability to live in peace with those he loves and to serve others, but for veterans like him figuring out "what's next" can be a huge challenge.

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