Becoming American

Next Door Neighbors: Becoming American shares the stories of four individuals who faced resettlement in the U.S. to escape the atrocities of war and the burden of poverty: Sisavanh Pouthavong Houghton, an MTSU Professor who barely escaped war-ravaged Laos as a young girl; Brendali Menjivar, who survived violence and poverty in El Salvador only to face betrayal and separation in her search for the American dream; and Eh and Zara, classmates at John Overton High School struggling to find a balance between their traditional values and the reality of life in Nashville. How will age, education, family and culture affect their ability to succeed in America?

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Next Door Neighbors

Becoming American

29:24
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Rating: NR

The stories of four individuals who faced resettlement in the U.S. to escape atrocities.


Production Credits

Shawn Anfinson
Co-Producer / Videographer
Danielle Colburn Allen
Host
Ed Jones
Co-Producer
Joe DelMerico
Joey Hodge
Original Music
Jim DeMarco
Videographer
Kevin Crane
Executive Producer

Next Door Neighbors was made possible by the support of
The Nissan Foundation