What America Needs: From Sea to Shining Sea
Mark Wojahn <a href="http://whatamericaneeds.com" target="blank"><i>Whatamericaneeds.com</i></a>. 93 minutes.
Traveling by train, motor home, and car from New York City to Los Angeles, his trusty digital video camera in tow, Minneapolis-based filmmaker mark Wojahn stopped to ask more than 500 people of both genders, all colors, and every economic station, "What do you think America needs?" The diverse responses collected in this film--which include "a new president" more often than you'd guess (more often than you see on CNN, certainly)--convey a surprising degree of resilience and optimism in the wake of the (s)election of 2000 and the terrorist attacks of 2001.