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CONNECTED: A SEARCH FOR UNITY

Monty Moran travels to six communities to find people with unique and often unheard perspectives on life, culture, the environment, politics, and immigration. CONNECTED looks at the world through a different lens, and explores a vision for the country where a culture of empathy and understanding can flourish.

The New World (Columbus, Ohio)

58m 16s

Columbus, Ohio is now home to nearly 70,000 Somali immigrants and refugees. For many Somalis, it has been a long and dangerous journey in pursuit of a better life. While achievements have been made, many Somali people still endure challenges in becoming understood and accepted. This exploration into a beautiful community and their Muslim faith, yields emotional tales of perseverance and strength.

Episodes

  • Louisiana Life (Southern Louisiana): asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Louisiana Life (Southern Louisiana)

    S2 E205 - 57m 56s

    From deep in the Bayou to the alleys of New Orleans, Monty explores the many traditions, foods, and music found at almost every home and street corner. And through the experiences of Voodoo priests and priestesses, the truth and beauty behind this often mis-understood religion is explored. The breathtaking images and sounds of Southern Louisiana yield haunting tales of love and togetherness.

  • The Aviator (Kentucky and North Carolina): asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Aviator (Kentucky and North Carolina)

    S2 E204 - 57m 13s

    The United States Navy, Marines, and Air Force have produced the most talented aviators in the world. Each have endured great challenges and overcome extraordinary hardships from active combat, loss of life, stress, and the many sacrifices that come with a life of duty and service. This is a reminder and realization that what you often see portrayed in major Hollywood movies is far from reality.

  • The Happy Farmer (Brookings, South Dakota): asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Happy Farmer (Brookings, South Dakota)

    S2 E203 - 58m 46s

    Joel Gindo arrived in Iowa from Tanzania, Africa to attend college with only $200 in his pocket. Full of happiness and a childhood dream to become a farmer, his unlikely journey led him to South Dakota where he asked for the help and support of strangers who took him under their wing. Along the way, the people of this extraordinary farming community have become his closest friends and mentors.

  • The New World (Columbus, Ohio): asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The New World (Columbus, Ohio)

    S2 E202 - 58m 16s

    Columbus, Ohio is now home to nearly 70,000 Somali immigrants and refugees. For many Somalis, it has been a long and dangerous journey in pursuit of a better life. While achievements have been made, many Somali people still endure challenges in becoming understood and accepted. This exploration into a beautiful community and their Muslim faith, yields emotional tales of perseverance and strength.

  • The Rose That Grew From Concrete (Little Rock, Arkansas): asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Rose That Grew From Concrete (Little Rock, Arkansas)

    S2 E201 - 57m 59s

    Tim Campbell, a former all-state athlete, attended the historic Central High School in Little Rock, AR. Central High is a few blocks from his childhood home and Wolfe Street, once one of the most violent streets in American due to gang activity. While struggle and hardship still exist, Tim reveals the truth: Wolfe Street is a place of incredible beauty and extraordinary people.

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