Thursday, August 6th | 1:15PM – 2:00PM

Join the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity for an exclusive, online showing of “America Lost” followed by a live poverty discussion and Q&A. 


  • The Honorable Chuck DeVore – Vice President of National Initiatives, Texas Public Policy Foundation
  • Avik Roy – President, Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity
  • Chris Rufo – Director, Center for Wealth, Poverty, & Morality, Discovery Institute; Executive Director, The Documentary Foundation

Movie Synopsis

America Lost is a feature documentary that explores life in three “forgotten American cities”—Youngstown, Ohio, Memphis, Tennessee, and Stockton, California.

The film reveals the dramatic decline of the American interior through a combination of emotional personal stories and thoughtful conservative commentary. Filmmaker Christopher F. Rufo spent five years gathering these intimate portraits of Americans on the edge, including an ex-steelworker scrapping abandoned homes to survive, a recently incarcerated father trying to rebuild his life, and a single mother dreaming of escaping her blighted urban neighborhood.

Ultimately, despite these grave challenges, the film offers a glimpse of hope for rebuilding America’s families and communities from the bottom up.

CLICK HERE to watch the film trailer and learn more.

CLICK HERE to view the film through September 6, 2020.