Domestic Public Policy

America Lost: Documentary Film

Grant Year: 2016


Keith Ochwat and Christopher Rufo will produce a documentary film exploring the causes and consequences of stagnating rates of social mobility in the United States. The film will examine how economic and social changes have contributed to the decline in social mobility in three American cities: Youngstown, Ohio; Stockton, California; and Memphis, Tennessee. The portraits of those communities will be supplemented by expert commentary from leading scholars with expertise in poverty and public policy. The film will air on PBS and be available from online sources.

Documentary Foundation Domestic Public Policy

$50,000