Demographers project that one in five Americans will be of mixed racial heritage by 2050. In fact, multi-racial people, through their blend of language, culture, religion, language and genetics, are already redefining what it is to be American. AMERICA’S CHANGING FACE (ACF), a probing two-hour documentary film for broadcast on PBS, examines the emergence of this growing phenomenon. In-depth stories of mixed race couples and families in cities such as Houston, Milwaukee, Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and New York, as well as in suburbs and rural communities, will reveal what this diversity means to the future of our nation. Houston, regarded as the most culturally diverse city in the country, provides an especially intriguing profile, considering its location within a conservative southern state and its key role as an immigration pivot point.
Executive Producer Mark Carreno and Ray Telles Producer/Director tackle poignant issues such as prevailing social attitudes toward mixed race and the challenges ahead for this evolving group in the coming decades. ACF will incorporate a sensitive historical analysis of attitudes towards interracial families throughout the history of our nation, In this timely documentary we will get to know the featured subjects up close and learn how they continue to adapt to the social, educational and professional situations of their daily lives.
Supporting these personal narratives will be interviews with experts in the fields of history, sociology, jurisprudence, philosophy and religion. Their analysis will provide context and insight into the culturally rich, often complex lives of these mixed-race families.
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