Airs Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, December 6, 2013
Credit: Courtesy of American Public Television
California has long been known as a land of dreams — a place where visionaries come to innovate, create, entertain, fulfill their dreams and change the world. "Dreamland" tells the story of one day in California.
Filmed simultaneously from dawn until dusk on November 19, 2010, by a dozen documentary film crews scattered across the Golden State, it follows a remarkable ensemble of entrepreneurs, daredevils, entertainers, scientists, politicians, chefs and technologists who are pushing the bounds of the possible as they strive to make their dreams a reality.
The film includes profiles of world-class rock-climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, singer-songwriter Liz Phair, botanist Steve Sillett, legendary skateboarder Bob Burnquist, chef Susan Feniger, NBA all-star turned politico Mayor Kevin Johnson, Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, Academy Award-winning special effects designer Bran Ferren and others who personify California's adventurous and innovative spirit.
"Dreamland" is a living, breathing snapshot of what drives ordinary people to achieve extraordinary things.
This program originally aired in 2012.
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