Jessica Bruder - Is Nomadland Our Future?

Following a cinema screening of Nomadland, journalist Jessica Bruder discusses her book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, the inspiration for the film directed by Chloé Zhao and starring Frances McDormand that has won awards for Best Picture at the Oscars® and Best Film at this year's BAFTAs.

In conversation with Andrew Kelly, director of Bristol Ideas, Bruder discusses the dark underbelly of the American economy – one which foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us – and celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of people who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive, but have not given up hope.

A Watershed event in partnership with Bristol Ideas, Sat 22 May 2021.

Posted on Mon 24 May 2021.