A film that weaves together five people as they traverse, in parallel, the roads of Dearborn. Michigan: the birthplace of Ford and the American Dream. The rustbelt working class find themselves looked down on by affluent immigrants, themselves branded a terrorist threat. As each seeks to be understood, their lives intertwine in a series of misunderstandings, including those of - and towards - the filmmaker who just wants to get her film made. The film becomes a metaphor for the landscape of distrust that permeates the country, both outsiders and those within. It is also a mediation on the appearance of truth, how we see ourselves and each other and if we can ever truly see the world as it is.
A short version of the film was created for Guardian Documentaries, which screened as Official Selection at East End Film Festival (Post-Truth: How Bullshit Conquered the World/Rich Mix London), Bertha Dochouse and Shuffle Festival (nominated for Short Film Prize). A full length version is in post-production and due for release in 2021.