Home Movies: American Journeys

In this new, original storytelling series from Connecticut Public, "Home Movies: American Journeys," we introduce you to some immigrants to Connecticut — some newcomers, some who have lived here for decades, each with a fascinating story.

Watch Online Here or on CPTV: Tuesdays at 8:57 p.m.
following "Finding Your Roots" and on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

What's YOUR Family Story of Immigration to America?

What is the story of your American Journey? Did your people come to America fleeing persecution or repression? Were they seeking an education, opportunity, prosperity — or perhaps love? Did they arrive centuries or generations ago, or are you among the first in your family to venture a life here in the U.S.?  Connecticut Public invites YOU to join us in creating a Connecticut Family Album that celebrates our state's  rich and diverse heritage.

Share your story by including the hashtag #ctamerican on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube.
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Submit your story to use directly through the form below in a few simple steps:
1) Upload a photo, video or audio file.  2) Type or paste in the text of your story or a short caption. (required)
3) Click "Next" to enter your contact information and accept submission terms.
We'll contact you if your story is chosen for display. Thanks!

Share Your Story

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1. Upload a photo, video, or audio file along with a brief description or narrative of your story.

2. Tell us about yourself (only your email address is required.) This way we'll be able to contact you if your story is approved.

All submissions will be reviewed prior to posting. Please review our Guidelines and Terms of Use prior to sharing your story with us.

Share Your Story via Social Media

Use the hashtag #ctamerican when posting on social media.

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Post your story directly on the Sharing Connecticut Facebook page and make sure to include the hashtag #ctamerican in your post.


When posting to Instagram, include the hashtag #ctamerican in your caption (not as a comment.)

Note that 1) your Instagram account must not be set to "Private" (or we won't be able to see your posts), and 2) the #ctamerican hashtag must be in your caption, not as a comment to your post or another post.


When posting to YouTube, include the hashtag #ctamerican in your video description.

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