Introduction: Generation Nation: A PBS American Portrait Story (02:37)
This video is a PBS storytelling program. Americans tell their stories and what it is like to be an American in the current moment through self-shot videos.
The 15-year-old sophomore from Austin, Texas, wants to return to in-person learning. They started doing poorly in school for the first time.
The 80-year-old photographer is from California. As she got older, she felt she had more time to focus on what she wanted from life.
The 51-year-old housekeeper and bartender is from Philadelphia. She lost her jobs because of the pandemic and worries about restarting a career at her age.
Uncertain Future (05:13)
Arywn gets ready for another year of online schooling. Marna works to get her photography into a major publication. Kat struggles to pay for the healthcare her son needs.
Generational Struggles (04:07)
Marna struggles to learn how to use the internet. Arywn attempts to navigate friendships without going to school. Kat worries about being unemployed at 51.
Coping with the Present (04:51)
Arywn is anxious about their first day of school, but grateful for the interaction. Kat attends a protest to stand up for her rights. After rejections from three editors, a local art museum accepts Marna's work.
Credits: Generation Nation: A PBS American Portrait Story (00:33)
Credits: Generation Nation: A PBS American Portrait Story
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