What is it that connects us to the state where we live?  What makes us adopt it as the one we're "from"? How do these places define us? States of America is a series of short documentaries--one from each of our 50 states--that ask these questions by featuring everyday people as diverse as the physical and cultural landscapes they call home.  This is a story of Nevada.

Though Clay's desire to help others as a paramedic drove his life, his son's suicide prompted a retreat from Tennessee to a remote corner of the Nevada desert. Here he's gradually found a role in a trailer park community that helps him heal through a revived yet fragile sense of public service.

*States of America is created and produced by Brad Barber
*Nevada is directed by Stephen V. Nelson & Brad Barber, edited by Kelyn Ikegami and Laura Smith, shot by Laura Smith & Stephen V. Nelson, with music by Micah Dahl Anderson. Title design by Brian Turley and Mark T. Lewis.


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