At a time when America’s economy and sense of community are crumbling, one guy decided to leave it all behind and see if he could survive solely on the support of the 21st century’s new town square….Craigslist.
Zach Galifianakis is the executive producer of Craiglist Joe, a movie which documents 29-year-old Joseph Garner on his intrepid trip across America. Armed with nothing more than an iPhone, laptop, a toothbrush and the clothes on his back Joe tries to find out if he can survive for 31 days with no money and no other lifeline other than the charity of people he finds through Craigslist.
This bold adventure across America sees Joe helping and sharing in the generosity from people across all walks of life for everything from transportation to food, from shelter to companionship.
Is this a gimmick or is it sincere? I don’t know. But what I do believe is this….given half a chance, most people in the world would help if they could, as long as you didn’t come across as a nutter. But maybe the additional cameras in tow also help persuade or influence their generous side? I’ll leave that for you to decide.