In 1979, Louis Malle visited Glencoe, Minnesota for PBS, recording interviews with various townspeople. Six years later, he returned to film short follow-ups, checking up on the progress and/or decline of the town and its populace. The two trips were combined in the documentary God's Country (1986), with the later interviews appearing as a short epilogue at the end of the movie. "6 Years in America" uses split-screen to directly juxtapose these two sections of the film, allowing us to observe two eras simultaneously and reflect on what the passage of time has wrought. A video essay by Joel Bocko.