Independent Lens, True Stories
Their mothers may be convicted criminals, but the Girl Scouts of Troop 1500 want to be doctors, social workers, and marine biologists.
An adventurous community of aging roamers and loners-on-wheels live on the road full time due to economic necessity, pleasure, or both.
Ellen Spiro, who often works as a one-person crew, is known for making humorous social issue films. Her most recent film is Body of War (co-directed and co-produced with Phil Donahue). Body of War won Best Documentary of 2007 from the National Board of Review and premiered at the Toronto… International Film Festival where it won an audience award. Additionally, Ellen Spiro and Phil Donahue received a 2007 nomination for Best Documentary from the Producer’s Guild of America. Spiro’s other award-winning films have been shown broadcast on television worldwide on PBS, HBO, BBC, CBC, and NHK and in multiple screenings at the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum Biennial exhibition. Her 1993 film Greetings from Out Here was the first ITVS production broadcast nationwide on PBS.
Join an adventurous community of aging roamers and loners-on-wheels who live on the road full time due to economic necessity, pleasure, or both. This anti-travelogue explores the dangers, pleasures, and transformations in the lives of the permanently mobile. Narration written by Allan Gurganus, author of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.