When Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang first came to America, Florida seemed like an exotic frontier full of theme parks, prehistoric swamp creatures, and sunburned denizens.
Now as she travels wide-eyed from one city to another, she encounters Dylan Olsen, a charismatic young drifter who left a comfortable home and loving family for a life of intentional homelessness.
Fascinated by his choice and his rejection of society’s rules, Wang follows Olsen with her camera on a journey that spans across years, takes her across America, and explores the meaning of freedom — and its limits.
But as Wang delves into Olsen’s world, she discovers something that calls her entire world view into question.
— HotDocs, Canada
— SXSW, USA
— International Documentary Festival Amsterdam