A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
People who migrate to the U.S. have varied expectations, experiences -- some fun, some difficult, some confusing. Stereotypes about the U.S. and Americans are discussed.
Positive Role Models
Participants are contributors to American society and appreciate living in the United States.
Some strong words like "bitch" occasionally used.
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Products & Purchases
References to American eateries like McDonald's, American TV shows, etc.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
References to beer.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that We the People: Immigrant Stories and Experiences is a documentary series featuring interviews with a diverse group of people who have immigrated to the United States. Their stories are lighthearted and upbeat, and challenge common misconceptions about immigrants. Some of the stereotypes they had about Americans before arriving, difficulties in getting visas, and a few of the hurdles they faced upon arrival are discussed. TV shows like Seinfeld and brands like McDonald's are referenced, and there's some occasional strong language. Families looking for insight on this complex experience can definitely learn from this series.
Is It Any Good?
This fun, positive series highlights the different experiences people have when they come to live in the United States. It reveals some of the stereotypes people have about the U.S., and how these were challenged for the people featured when they arrived. Immigrants also lightheartedly discuss some of the things they loved when they arrived (like eating cereal), and the things they've had to adjust to (including American interpretations of their ethnic foods).
Given the long-standing controversies surrounding immigration in the United States, We the People offers a refreshingly upbeat way of thinking about the immigrant experience. But the diverse group of participants featured here also challenges common misconceptions about who immigrants are, how they look, and what their attitudes are about coming to the United States. Most importantly, the series allows viewers to hear what it's like to immigrate from another country through each person's unique, and very human, lens.
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