The American Dream is described as an idea held by many that through hard work, courage and determination, prosperity can be achieved. But is this a worthwhile dream? Omar explains how his pursuit of wealth saw him attempt to take it by force.

First broadcast:
17 October 2007

The clip could be used as a starter to introduce the idea of dreams and ambitions. Students could identify what the 'American Dream' is and follow by making their own talking heads clip about their own dreams.