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Our American Family 2016

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Experience 1900-1950 through the extraordinary lives of six American families as diverse as America itself. Not only do you learn of the personal impact of headline stories including the Depression and WWII, these families invite us into the details of everyday life--the traditions, the hardships, the simple joys. Our American Family--oral histories of families just like yours.

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Season 1
1. Our American Family: The Youngs

Our American Family: The Youngs profiles Darwyn Young, his wife Pauline and their eight children who labored as tenant farmers while nurturing a dream of one day owning their own land. The documentary chronicles their family journey, where reliance upon one another and their faith were the glue that held the family together through the extreme hardships of the Depression and the Great War.

Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: September 8, 2012
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2. Our American Family: The Barreras

Life in the remote company-owned town of Madrid in the 1920s and '30s was a mixture of hard, dangerous work offset by the joy of baseball and celebrations. Our American Family: The Barreras tell the extraordinary story of a Latino American family with an unwavering commitment to staying together.

Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: July 14, 2014
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3. Our American Family: The Furutas

Our American Family: The Furutas captures the story of a Japanese-American family. Following years in an Arizona relocation camp, their indomitable spirit prevails as they return home to California and band together to pursue the American dream a second time.

Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: August 10, 2015
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4. Our American Family: The Clarks

Our American Family: The Clarks traces the lives of this African-American family with seven children as they employ humor, resourcefulness and respect for all to move through the Great Depression, WWII, and racial tension.

Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: February 9, 2016
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5. Our American Family: The Smiths

Our American Family: The Smiths profiles Willie and Rena Smith of Goldthwaite, Texas and their seven children. The film tells the story of a family whose patriach dies at an early age leaving the mother to raise seven children ages 18 months to 14 years old.

Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: April 3, 2013
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6. Our American Family: The Mays

Courage brought 17-year-old Jacob May to the US from Germany in 1879 in search of a better life. That same courage enabled his family to rescue 200 Jews from Nazi Germany. Deeply committed to one another, bolstered by good humor, theirs is a story of fearless hope and courage.

Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: September 30, 2016
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Genres Documentary
Director Bradford Van Demark
Season year 2016
Network Legacy Media
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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