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In the 500 years since Columbus' arrival the America's flourished & surpassed the continent that sent him. This six-part series explores a variety of different topics & how the people who call the Americas their home navigate them. Ranging from the ever-changing face of religion, growing pains of Democracy & the growing connectivity of the continent. Join us & rediscover the New World

America at 500 is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 1992.

America at 500 is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch America at 500 on demand atAmazon Prime, Amazon online.

Multicom Entertainment Group (MEG)
1 Season, 6 Episodes
January 1, 1992
Documentary & Biography
Cast: President Jimmy Carter, Jesse Jackson
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America at 500 Full Episode Guide

  • After 500 years since the arrival of Columbus, the Americas are on the verge of total connectivity. From Brazilians working with tourists to raise money to preserve the Amazon, to residents in small towns in Montana using the internet to make their town less isolated. Meanwhile, a coalition of American & Mexican businessmen work on making San Diego & Tijuana the first international Metropolis.

  • As the dawn of the 21st century is on the horizon, the face of Religion is ever-changing. In Huston Texas, Reverend Ed Young has built a multi-million dollar Church complex that puts an emphasis on sports & other glittery pageantry to attract newcomers. In Venezuela & Guatemala Catholicism is declining, as the masses are unsure what their religious futures are.

  • While it has been 500 years since Columbus' arrival in the Americas, the first Americans have been here much longer & now in danger of being wiped out. First, we see the systematic attempt to assimilate the first peoples of Guatemala into the majority population & disrupting their communities "looking for rebels". Then we see how drought & depopulation threaten those with roots back to the Incas.

  • On the eve of the 21st-century Democracies in the Americas is on the rise, though it hasn't come without incident. Chile is struggling to become a Democracy following the fall of a dictatorship, while El Salvador attempts to reunite following a 12 year Civil War. Even in the United States, we see African Americans fighting against voter apathy & the fight for statehood for Washington D.C.

  • While the Americas are home to the largest of the world's economies, tens of millions are impoverished. In Bogata, a man named Papa Jamie helps many of the city's homeless children who are forced to live in the sewers. In Jamaica, 50% of the economy is operated underground & in Mexico city thousands of peasants move from all around, hoping for a better life.

  • In the first episode of this documentary series we explore the rich & complex identities that those who call America home. The America's are the most diverse of all the continents in the world, though this can lead to difficulties in shaping our own identities. From Cuban Americans thriving in the U.S. to French Canadians struggling to stay relevant in Canada, they all have their own stories.