January 30, 2018
NYU NewsDoc alum Nanfu Wang’s “I Am Another You” on Independent Lens on PBS
Nanfu Wang’s newest film, I Am Another You premiered on Independent Lens on PBS on January 29 and is now streaming.
About the film
In I Am Another You, filmmaker Nanfu Wang explores the meaning of personal freedom through the eyes of a young American drifter.
When 20-something Chinese filmmaker Nanfu first came to America in 2011, Florida seemed like an exotic frontier full of theme parks, prehistoric swamp creatures, and sunburned denizens. Staying at a hostel on a break from her studies at New York University, she encounters Dylan, a blonde, charismatic, 22-year-old drifter who has left a comfortable home and loving family in Utah for a life of intentional homelessness and unfettered adventure.
Fascinated by his choice and rejection of society’s rules, Nanfu follows Dylan with her camera, living with him on the streets. But what begins as a portrait of a uniquely American quest for freedom is soon upended, unfolding instead as a haunting and unforgettable story of family, illness, and love.