Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
Robert Henry was only 16 years old when he hopped a train headed from Oklahoma to California to set out on the adventure of a lifetime; now, 75 years later, Robert's son Kevin follows that same trail in order to find out if there are truly any echoes of the past in the modern American landscape. Though Robert's wanderlust was initially motivated by curiosity, his voyage soon became one of economic necessity as he and thousands of other able-bodied youths explored the American West in search of opportunity. Curiously, Robert's youthful adventures would go unspoken for decades to follow. It was only on the eve of his death back in 1992 that the secretive father would reveal his silent past to an unsuspecting son, and thankfully Kevin was able to capture his father's stunning confessional on tape for prosperity. Later, armed with his trusted tape recorder and a 16 mm film camera, Kevin takes a full year to wander the same path once walked by his father in hopes that his experiences will give him a greater understanding of his heritage. In taking this journey, Kevin will not only form a powerful connection with his past, but learn important lessons about traveling, loneliness, and the kindness of strangers as well.