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California Dreaming

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California is a strong brand, state of new beginnings, dreams and film stars, from surfers and a wonderful climate.

However, the Golden State is bankrupt and the city of Los Angeles is running out of cash. Public services are declining and unemployment continues to rise. At the same time, optimism, entrepreneurial spirit and belief in the power of the United States are stronger than ever.

In Los Angeles, we find five people who are going through a transformation in their lives during the crisis. Justin and Christine lost their jobs and are now living in a van with her two young children.

Carlos has been released from jail after fourteen years. Mizuko prepares its children for the future, making them comfortable in virtual reality.

Laura has taken advantage of the crisis by buying cheap land and start an urban farm and art collective Fallen Fruit maps available public open abundant fruit in the city.

Who are the pioneers who are reinventing the new United States and how he sees the future?

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  1. moistfaucet says:

    I think only America believe in Dream. many country believe in Reality.

  2. kazuuka says:

    Some of the scenes, mainly involving the RV settlements seem reminiscent of what you see in the film ‘Grapes of Wrath’ which was set during the Great Depression. Some of the scenes with people living in wagons and make shift tents were portrayed as being in California…Americans need to stop smiling and being blindly optimistic and get pissed off at someone already!!!

  3. kazuuka says:

    Richest state in the richest country in the world. Something seems so messed up it’s like it’s beyond repair!

  4. If you believe the media, which serves the govt and wants us to spend the moeny we don’t have so they can falsely claim the economy is improving. Don’t believe it, it’s getting worse in fact.

  5. sal7t5 says:

    im not from the USA but i heard the economy coming back slowly?

  6. People should share this, not stupid Kony 2012 bullshit.VOTE FOR RON PAUL!!!!

  7. geoff1424 says:

    damn this is a sad item to view

  8. CRenard77 says:

    You know what they say right.The American dream is like any dream you have to be asleep to believe it.Well the California dream is different,you have to be on drugs to believe it.Bankrupt,education going down the drain,homeless people starting to appear everywhere in SoCal(once middle class)Hoards of illegal aliens turning Cali into Mexico.Anyone still dreaming the California dream has to be dead by now.

  9. rahlgren says:

    Thank you for making this avaiable to watch on YouTube

  10. California is bankrupt. even if they cut the budget (Austerity measures), they cannot pay the debt they owe, include the expensive pensions they promised their people, while they knew it was a Dream story. Folks, the money is gone. Pensions will be paid, but what will be the value of that money? answer is will be less. It’s not about how much money you have in your hands, you need to understand how much it’s worth.

  11. America: Work as hard as you can for the system as long as you can. After that, go live out on the streets in your car.

  12. aceyorba says:

    no matter how poor the cities, county or state isTHEY always have money to pay PENSIONS

  13. deadcell1 says:

    I wonder how walmart is doing in california.

  14. dickefrau8 says:

    this was some super boring bullshit.

  15. dimvoly says:

    come to New Zealand

  16. lampguy9400 says:

    This isn’t educational, this is just a human interest story.

  17. davidp7 says:

    @iamspid3rman : I thought the architect’s piece was the most interesting – rather than just capturing the devastation the recession has wrought, it’s important to focus on the ideas of the next economic cycle that will shape our future. Part of the restructuring that will happen will definitely involve new forms of sustainable infrastructure, greater environmental focus in investment and consumption due to oil prices, and unfortunately greater class divides than we see today.

  18. It doesn’t involve,it doesn’t even involve resources that much.It involves education and being able to maintain a sustainable society.If we end up paying through our nose for pensions, which mean we can’t hire more civil servants because the ones retired cost us whatever money we had left to recruit more.Then our society dies a bit more, you can stack all the money on retirees and kick out the illegals living in some areas.It will not improve their quality of life or their community.

  19. i hate to say it but this, or worse, is the future for many people in america. the country is broke and there is no ‘next’ industry or even bubble to fire things up. if the politicians had the strength to stand up to the oil and military industries years ago, not only would they have avoided the conflicts in the middle east over oil ( and maybe 911 as well ), after the oil crisis in the 70s there was an opportunity to become innovators of green technologies and energy but it was sadly missed.

  20. homiescopies says:

    CORPORATION NATION, the movie, proves the ‘state’ is not city state or federal institution is broke, C.A.F.R.’s show hidden assets at huge reserves. don’t believe the hype !!! watch the movie. look up your city’s is created by law, not nature.

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