Throughout more than 50 years of storytelling, New York theater director Ping Chong has refused to allow others’ stereotypes and cultural definitions to limit his pioneering work.
Take a ride with Americans who have left traditional homes and mainstream society behind for the freedom of life on the road.
- Independent Lens
- Premiere Date
- January 14, 2020
- 6 episodes x 6 minutes
- Funding Initiative
- Short-Form Open Call
Ben Wu is an award-winning director, cinematographer, and producer, having screened films at Telluride, Tribeca, AFI Docs, and Full Frame. He co-directed, with noted documentarian Albert Maysles, the feature documentary In Transit. His documentary work has appeared on PBS, The NY Times, MTV, VICE, among others.
- Other ITVS Films
- Untitled Ping Chong Documentary
David Usui began his career producing television for NBC, the Discovery Channel and MTV. As a filmmaker, he has contributed work for The NY Times, the Atlantic and VICE and co-directed the feature length documentary, In Transit with acclaimed filmmaker Albert Maysles which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and won the Special Jury Prize. In 2009, he… Show more co-founded Lost & Found Films, a non-fiction production company based in NYC that produces documentaries and commercials with brands, ad agencies, broadcasters and NGOs. David studied philosophy and environmental studies at Western Washington University and is currently an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Show less
All across the country people are leaving the American dream of home ownership behind for a life on the open road. Follow these vans, RVs and trailers from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine and meet modern nomads like students Paris and Lovell, who ‘stealth camp’ to save for the future, and seasoned van-life guru Bob Wells, who sold everything and never looked back. This series will criss-cross the nation for an in-depth look at the transient lifestyle where people face challenges ranging from how to cook and where to park, to larger quests for community, purpose, and freedom.