"Filmmaker Alan Govenar has created an endlessly fascinating, wide-ranging celebration of the diversity that is the human race..."
Streaming Premiere January 24 only on Amazon!
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.
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
A film by Alan Govenar
83 minutes | color | 2022

Begins Streaming January 24, 2023 on Amazon
About Filmmaker Alan Govenar

Alan Govenar is an award-winning writer, poet, playwright, photographer, and filmmaker. He is director of Documentary Arts, a non-profit organization he founded to advance essential perspectives on historical issues and diverse cultures.

Govenar is a Guggenheim Fellow and the author of more than thirty books, including Boccaccio in the Berkshires, Paradise in the Smallest Thing, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Untold Glory, Texas Blues, Stompin’ at the Savoy, Everyday Music, Texas in Paris, and A Pillow on the Ocean of Time. His book Osceola: Memories of a Sharecropper’s Daughter won First Place in the New York Book Festival (Children’s Non-Fiction), a Boston Globe-Hornbook Honor; and an Orbis Pictus Honor from the National Council of Teachers of English.

Govenar’s film,
Stoney Knows How, based on his book by the same title about Old School tattoo artist Leonard St. Clair, was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and was selected as an Outstanding Film of the Year by the London Film Festival. His documentaries The Beat Hotel, Master Qi and the Monkey King, You Don’t Need Feet to Dance, Tattoo Uprising, Extraordinary Ordinary People and Myth of a Colorblind France are distributed by First Run Features.

Govenar’s theatrical works include the musicals
Blind Lemon: Prince of Country Blues, Blind Lemon Blues, Lonesome Blues (with Akin Babatundé), Texas in Paris, and Stompin’ at the Savoy.
Publicity contact: Sophie Hochman

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