Hi, it’s Green. I watched a cool documentary about American Nomads recently by Richard Grant (cover of a book he wrote on the subject featured here).
It reminded me of my North American rambles with Grey, so I thought I’d share it with you here today. We have requested our North American rambles be made into a free ebook, so hopefully that’ll happen soon.
The American Nomads documentary is available in the UK until December 8th from the link below, or via the BBC iplayer if you prefer to go directly there. I don’t know about other possibilities.
American Nomads on the BBC.
Programme Information on the BBC:
Beneath the America we think we know lies a nation hidden from view – a nomadic nation, living on the roads, the rails and in the wild open spaces. In its deserts, forests, mountain ranges and on the plains, a huge population of modern nomads pursues its version of the American dream – to live free from the world of careers, mortgages and the white picket fence.
When British writer Richard Grant moved to the USA more than 20 years ago it wasn’t just a change of country. He soon found himself in a world of travellers and the culture of roadside America – existing alongside, but separate from, conventional society. In this film he takes to the road again, on a journey without destination.
In a series of encounters and unplanned meetings, Richard is guided by his own instincts and experiences – and the serendipity of the road. Travelling with loners and groups, he encounters the different ‘tribes’ of nomads as he journeys across the deserts of America’s south west.