Crossing the American Crises
On September 15, 2008, the United States fell into the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. The same day, we set out on a trip around the country to ask the American people what they had to say about it. In 2010, we went back to see how things had changed. Their voices reveal desperation, indignation, hope, dreams and a disastrous economic breakdown; chaos generated by a system of inequality. But above this is a crisis that's even worse. A crisis of human rights. The solutions to crossing the American crises are now in the hands of the people. Featuring the Vermont Worker's Center, Los Angeles' Bus Rider's Union, Santa Fe's local business Alliance, Oakland's Green Jobs Now, Baltimore's United Workers and American workers, truck drivers, farmers, homeless, ex-felons, minorities, natural disaster survivors, indigenous, immigrants and residents from coast to coast, covering nearly forty states across the U.S.