“One Day in the American City” Series Airs on PBS

What can be learned about a city within a single day? That’s what One Day in the American City constantly pushes and continues to uncover. Through the lenses of thousands of filmmakers, the future of America is given glimpses of potential outcomes, via present issues of homelessness, climate change, gun control and more.

Having participated in the One Day project, CAAM is honored to see this ground-breaking series continue on. CAAM assembled a team of filmmakers with Hyphen in 2014 and worked with local producer Winnie Wong on the One Day in SF shoot, interviewing mostly Asian American subjects in SF Chinatown and SoMa. The CAAM/Hyphen team included Arianna Caramat, Ines Chan, Seng Chen, Jennifer Chu, Eugene Huang, Timothy Huey, Hardeep Jandu, Mariama Nance and Natalie Wong. Read more about the day here.

The schedule for upcoming episodes of One Day in the American City can be found on KQED and previous episodes can now be streamed online through the beginning of August.

—Lauren Lola

Episode Descriptions

The Love of City | Immerse yourself in the story of the American city, as told by thousands of filmmakers in a single day. Homelessness, gentrification, new technology, the sharing economy, gun laws and urban farming are just some of the topics explored.

The Struggles of Our Cities | Confront the challenges of the American city, as told by thousands of filmmakers in a single day. Homelessness, gentrification, crime, and climate change are just some of the topics explored.

The Hope for Our Cities | Learn about future solutions for our American cities, as told by thousands of filmmakers in a single day.  Environmental restoration, urban farming, criminal rehabilitation, transportation, and new technology are just some of the topics explored.

One Day in SF meeting at CAAM with local filmmakers and video producers.

One Day in SF meeting at CAAM with local filmmakers and video producers.