4 of 5 | The Strong Man

American Hero

5 films | 24 min

Despite some people’s attempts to dehumanize foreign-born folks who come to the US, immigrants move here because they believe in a dream. Usually, that dream is fueled by a desire for freedom and opportunity. As a movie-obsessed kid growing up in Bangladesh, Don Milton yearned for a place where he could be himself—and decided it had to be America. In this short documentary series, filmmakers Ben Fries and Alden Nusser follow the most stylish cabdriver in New York as he gets into character and pursues his own highly personal iteration of the American dream.

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