In 1831, 26 year old Alexis de Tocqueville and his friend Gustave de Beaumont, took the ultimate road trip. The pair of French aristocrats journey from Buffalo New York to the Straights of Detroit with the intent of going to the last overland outpost of civilization; Saginaw.
The film tells the story of Abbie as she struggles to hang on to her post as the keeper of her lighthouse. She’s isolated and, except for her catatonic husband, alone.
1908 picture postcard of Bay City’s Midland Street
Protest marches and rallies in cities across the nation and in Washington DC is a uniquely American phenomenon. They can be key historical events and the US capital has done well over the years to ensure the safety and security of participants. Indeed, some of the largest protest marches and over the past twenty years have evolved into social and cultural movements.