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Looking For Home
A documentary by Alan Govenar

83 minutes, color, 2022



In today’s uncertain world, what is the meaning of home? Over the course of four years, filmmaker Alan Govenar talked to over 60 people around the globe about the ever-evolving ways we think and feel about one of our most basic needs – from a college student in Buenos Aires to a homeless couple living in a makeshift tent in the woods, a hot dog vendor in New York City, an artist in Nairobi, and a woman and man whose unlikely relationship emerged during France’s Covid lockdown.

As global crises have left millions of people both bound to and displaced from their physical habitats, Looking for Home resonates across time and place, in search of a deeper meaning of home – a concept universally embraced, but which is now in an unprecedented state of flux.

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"Filmmaker Alan Govenar has created an endlessly fascinating, wide-ranging celebration of the diversity that is the human race.In his fabulous documentary Looking for Home, people from all walks of life share their thoughts and feelings and show us what they believe a home is. You might not think that ‘home’, such a simple topic, would be so interesting. Govenar, however, and the folks that he interviewed, make it so. In addition, the film is wonderfully edited, and his multi-faceted approach to the subject is a winning way to keep us engaged." - Richard Alaniz, KPFK Film Club

"Govenar’s film is a transformative, hypnotic dream which makes one question one’s idea of home and life itself." - Tom Needham, “The Sounds of Film” WUSB

"Heartwarming doesn’t even begin to describe this film; the interviews make you understand and realize precisely what home means." - Chris Jones, Overly Honest Film Reviews

"Looking for Home will expand your mind and pull you outside the walls of your 'home,' no matter what shape, form, or location it takes." - Alan Ng, FilmThreat


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