In the documentary, Miranda acts as a tour guide showing us his upbringing and background. As an actor, Miranda got involved more and more on Broadway. As a modern poet, Miranda found himself at a slam poetry presentation at the White House. In the presence of President Obama, Miranda performed the first song in the modern musical. The song was followed by audience amazement, and the idea for a founding father musical was born. The documentary vastly discusses the process of creating Hamilton, giving light to the behind-the-scenes story.
Hamilton's America also discusses the connections between Miranda and Hamilton himself. Both of them have immigrant backgrounds and felt a disconnect from the general populations. Yet, both ended up being creators that appear to the public as prodigies. Where Hamilton helped to construct the American economy, Miranda has constructed a new musical format. These mirroring figures were/are crucial to the development of America's culture and the documentary gives us the full weight of each of their products. While Hamilton passed away a long time ago, Miranda still has a lot of work to come in his already inventive career path. I cannot wait for what is still to come!
The Bottom Line: Anyone interested in Hamilton and Miranda will learn something that they did not know about them in this documentary.