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  • A film about business and money.
    About searching for the meaning of life.
    About racism and social and ecological responsibility.
    A film about the love of life and about spirituality.
    A film about people doing whatever they do with their whole heart and entire strength.

    A film about AL BARNUM.

    AL BARNUM has made it. An Afro-American by birth and brought up in a working-class neighbourhood of Philadelphia, he first worked as a teacher first before switching to a more lucrative job, as a chauffeur of luxury limousines. These days, he’s the owner of a successful company. For 15 years, he drove the beautiful, the wealthy and the famous, as well as lovestruck couples and newlyweds, through the streets of Los Angeles. Then, he discovered his vocation - values which might seem totally un-American: spirituality and earnestness.

    We witness Al BARNUM’s story from his time as an entrepreneur right back to when he was a teacher and mentor – largely of black children and youths whom the system had abandoned. And his passengers tell their own stories of America, describe ways of finding themselves, asserting their convictions and surviving beyond the relentless hunger for dollars and success.

    A fascinating insight into values you might have thought were long lost: those of the American soul.
  • Director: Bertram Verhaag
  • Director of photography: Gerardo Milsztein
  • Editor (Cut): Gabriele Kröber
  • Sound: Zoltan Ravasz
    • Production company: DENKmal-Film Verhaag GmbH
    • Distributed by: DENKmal-Film Verhaag GmbH




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