Eating garbage, dodging police, and hitching rides with strangers, award-winning Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang shares the streets with a young drifter named Dylan who left a comfortable home and loving family for a life of intentional homelessness. Fascinated by his choice and rejection of society’s rules, Nanfu follows Dylan with her camera on a journey that takes her across America and explores the meaning of freedom – and its limits.
DIRECTOR: Nanfu Wang
PRODUCERS: Lori Cheatle, Nanfu Wang
CINAMATOGRAPHER: Nanfu Wang
EDITORS: Nanfu Wang, Michael Shade
COMPOSER: Nathan Halpern
DISTRIBUTOR: Filmrise & Independent Lens
RELEASE DATE: 2017
SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST: Special Jury Recognition Excellence in Documentary Storytelling
Special Jury Award Winner Luna Chicken and Egg Award
LOFT CINEMA: Social Justice Award
ASTRA AWARDS: Best International Documentary
IDFA: Best Film (tie) by over 50 festival programmers from around the world.