“The American Nightmare” Documentary: 10 Years After the Financial Crisis

On the 10th anniversary of the national housing crisis, four families told us about losing their homes and how they’re still struggling to recover. Long after the Great Recession ended, they’re still feeling the effects of the 2008 crisis, and they remain wary about possibly facing another one in the future.



“The American Nightmare” explores what the 2008 financial crisis looked like for the people who lived through it – and how it’s changed the way they define the American dream.


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