#THISISAMERICA

A digital series on race and who we are as Americans.

First a Facebook video went viral.  The video was Nydia’s response to a driver who almost hit her as she was crossing a Philadelphia street. As the woman drove off, she yelled out her window, “THIS IS AMERICA.”

Those three words suggested to Nydia that the driver did not see her as an American. And after a lifetime of ignoring similar incidents, Nydia finally responded in that now viral Facebook video. It sparked a national conversation about race and a journey to understand the American experience.

#ThisIsAmerica is the winner of the 2019 national AAJA award for Best TV/Online (AAPI) and was chosen for a special viewing at the Women’s Film Festival.

 

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Episode 1: An Introduction

How a raw, angry, viral video turns into a national dialogue about race and who we are as Americans.

 
 
 

Episode 2: Moving In

The video was my expression of outrage. It is Americans like us who make this country strong and exceptional. I sought out many of the 15k+ people who commented on my video in hopes of having a real conversation.

 
 
 

Episode 3: The Next Generation