In 2005, filmmaker and truthout reporter Chris Hume took the nation’s pulse. He traveled to the forgotten corners of America, and let the people speak. In the pivotal year of 2008, he traveled even further. Chris and his partner Amy Sunshine Moon explored a country on the edge of financial ruin. Political gang colors aside, this is more of a celebration of a people as they struggle to survive in a harsh new landscape.
Short videos from the documentary will appear every few days. The full DVD is available for sale at www.redstateroadtrip.com. A portion of the proceeds will go to Truthout.
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