ROAM SWEET HOME
Director: Ellen Spiro
Written by Allan Gurganus
Co-produced by Vivian Kleiman and Pandora Zolotor
With her dog Sam (the narrator of the film) and her 1964 Airstream trailer,
Spiro joins an adventurous community of roamers and loners on wheels who
live on the road full time< by economic neccessity, pleasure or both.
Behind the camera and behind the wheel, Spiro documents a unique world
of vintage trailers, vintage dogs and vintage people, where the spirit
of the moment collides with stories from the past.
Awards and Grants
Roam Sweet Home was awarded Grand Prize at the Big Muddy Film Festival
and received the National Media Owl award presented by Gene Siskel for
the Retirement Research Foundation. Roam was broadcast nationally on PBS.
Roam Sweet Home is an international co-production of the Independent Television
Service and Channel Four UK. Additional funding was provided by the National
Endowment for the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, and the Lucius and Eva