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Residence Elsewhere
Produced by: Joan Schuman
Settling down. It's a term that's associated with maturity, with being well-adjusted. The converse-- a person drifting from place to place-- is usually regarded with some suspicion and wariness. If, in the act of settling down, we join mainstream society, then the documentary, "Residence Elsewhere," is about someone living on the margins. His name is Doug Alan and he's a musician. His chosen life- style is that of urban nomad. Alan moves from city to city in a self-crafted mobile home--a life on wheels. He is in Chicago at the moment, making improvements to his rolling home. His story is layered with a chorus of three other Chicago nomads in varying stages of arrival and departure. All of them are trying to define the meaning of "home," when you're constantly on the move.

Program Credits

Residence Elsewhere was produced by Joan Schuman. This program originally aired on WBEZ, Chicago, as part of its "Chicago Matters" series, "Inside Housing."

Resources

Links:
Migration History, Routes and Trails
Trace the travel of your ancestors with these resources on international ethnic migration history.

MotorHome Magazine
Information on trip planning and a traveling lifestyle.

Books:
Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World
by: Rita Golden Gelman
A personal account of abandoning a settled life in favor of roaming the world.

First We Quit Our Jobs: How One Work-Driven Couple Go on the Road to a New Life: A Memoir
by: Marilyn J. Abraham
The story of two New York executives that embarked on a journey of America in a 27-foot RV and found new meaning in life.

The Practical Nomad: How to Travel around the World
by: Edward Hasbrouck
Financial, health and safety tips before embarking on your next voyage.

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