Miami Beach has changed dramatically over the past generation. Once viewed as a small town paradise by the people who grew up here, it is now a vibrant international tourist destination where high school students are tourists in their own community.
This video was created as an educational tool for use in high schools and was prepared with an accompanying study guide and is freely available for educational use. It is part of the Miami Beach Visual Memoirs Project -- a joint under-taking of the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) and Close-Up Productions, Inc. The project is funded by a grant from the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority.