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. Class discussion could centre on the potential problems of the American Dream ideology. Is ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’ something that can be achieved by all?