rust belt

Searching for the American Dream in the Battered Rust Belt

Some might see Ohio’s Ashtabula County as a place on the decline. With a shrinking population, fewer manufacturing jobs and an increase in drug use, this Rust Belt county is facing challenges that didn’t exist a generation ago when its economy was thriving. Today a new generation of farmers and factory workers are seeking an American Dream that looks very different than that of their parents. (Produced by Thatch Films)