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

This clip could be used to illustrate what is meant by the American Dream. Students could compare this to their understanding of the term. The class could create a table which lists benefits and potential problems related to the American Dream ideology.