Thursday, January 30, 2014

Craigslist Joe

A few weeks ago Taras and I were scrolling through the Netflix documentaries when the description for Craigslist Joe really drew us in. The movie follows 30-ish year old Joe as he leaves his family and friends behind, with no money and no resources other than a phone and computer.

Joe's goal was to live for the next month relying solely on the network of Craigslist - this meant all the food he ate, anywhere he slept at night, any human interaction he had, it all had to originate from Craigslist. Does a sense of community still exist in a society where technology and social media seem to have taken away our ability to have genuine human interaction?

The connections Joe made and the experiences he had were truly remarkable. Joe never went hungry and he only ended up without a place to sleep for one night. He even traveled all across the US by sharing rides with complete strangers. It's a completely moving and uplifting documentary.

Have you seen it? What did you think? And I'd love to hear of your favorite documentaries!

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