California has long been known as a land of dreams – a place irresistible to visionaries from all walks of life who come to innovate, create, entertain, and accomplish feats that, in turn, go on to change the world. But dreams don’t just happen – they are made. Built up piece-by-piece, day-by-day.
Dreamland tells the story of one day in California. Filmed simultaneously from dawn until dusk on November 19, 2010, it follows a remarkable ensemble of Californians who are pushing the bounds of the possible.
Entrepreneurs, daredevils, entertainers, scientists, politicians, chefs, and technologists who are all in California for the same reason: to make their dreams a reality. Some are household names; most are not. But each embodies an adventurous spirit that is singular to California.
On this one-day event, a dozen documentary film crews scattered across the Golden State – all the crews working together to tell the story of one day in time, and individually to capture unique stories of people and places. Insightful interviews punctuate these stories, but at the heart of the film lies action.
Dreamland delivers a living, breathing snapshot of what drives ordinary people to achieve extraordinary things. To experience Dreamland, check your local PBS listings for time and date or click to see air dates in your area .
See a special screening of Dreamland in the historic Napa Valley Opera House as part of the 2012 Napa Valley Film Festival , November 9th at 10 a.m.