Michael J. Fox: Adventures of an Incurable Optimist

  • 2009
  • documentary, special

Michael J. Fox visits people across the globe to explore the nature of optimism and its transformative power. The journey includes a Himalayan nation that stresses joy in all of its residents' activities. Also: a scientific look at the state of optimism.

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  • Michael J. Fox: Adventures of an Incurable Optimist - Michael J. Fox, Dasho Karma Tshiteem
MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
MYKAL-MICHELLE HARRIS, ARICA HIMMEL, ETHAN WILLIAM CHILDRESS

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