In the year of 2000, the Hungarian river Tisza suffered the worst ecological disaster since Chernobyl. Fishermen like Balazs Meszaros struggled to survive. In an effort to save his people and their way of life Balazs travels to Australia to confront the minig company responsible.
Filmmaker Peter Hegedus grew up in socialist Hungary and overdosed on American movies and the values he thought they promoted: truth, justice, and hope for a safer world. But twenty years later, he wonders whether the America of his dreams ever existed. From the streets of Tehran to Tiananmen Square and from the refugee camps of Africa to the White House, MY AMERICA follows Peter on a six-year quest to find out what happened to the America of his childhood.