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Lessons Learned from Running Across America

On the heels of the 2016 presidential election, American ultrarunner Rickey Gates established off on foot across the U.S. to see much more of the country during a period of extreme political turmoil and deep divides. From Dean Leslie and Wandering Fever, TransAmericana follows Gates on a five-month and practically 3,seven hundred-mile trip from South Carolina to San Francisco. What starts as a journey in research of a connection with his country ultimately results in being a tale of identification, as Gates finds clarity and meaning in his very own existence. Read the e-book or watch the full film here.