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PBS Premiere: July 3, 2001Check local listings »
Encore Broadcast: Aug. 13, 2002


In vivid vérité detail, My American Girls: A Dominican Story captures the joys and struggles over a year in the lives of the Ortiz family, first generation immigrants from the Dominican Republic. Matthews' film captures the rewards — and costs — of pursuing the American dream.

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Aaron Matthews (2001)
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