Intrepid, Emmy-nominated journalist/filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi has built an award-winning reputation with her playful, politically charged HBO Documentary Films focusing on the famous (George Bush, Ted Haggard, John McCain, Barack Obama) and not-so-famous (right-wing Republicans, Evangelicals, motel kids in California). We are excited to announce that some of her timely and important films are now available on Classroom Video On Demand.
Citizen U.S.A.: A 50 State Road Trip
This uplifting and illuminating look at the naturalization process in America begins with the swearing-in ceremony of Pelosi’s own Dutch-born husband, Michiel Vos, and intersperses stories of newly naturalized citizens with interviews from notable first-generation Americans.
Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County
Shot over the course of the summer of 2009, this film follows several Southern California children who have taken up residence at discounted motels within walking distance of Disneyland, spending their childhoods in limbo as their families struggle to survive in one of the wealthiest regions of America.