Sometimes it’s hard to find a reminder of what it is that makes us who we are. As a child, I remember having a comforting feeling of pride regarding my country, of course, I was sheltered at that point, had no idea how complicated the world was, America's history or the burdens that everyday life would bring. That said, I always felt a sense of unity, to purpose, to achievement, that we as a people, as Americans had a moral sense of good. That compass I felt, came from what connected us, that is our on a day to day experience. Love, pain, poverty, illness, sunsets and romance, I heard it all in songs, I read about it in books, watched it on the T.V. and then I learned the truth of it all in real life. This filmpoem series is about an America I know, that is not spoken of in sides, but in familiar landscapes, music, and phrases.