Ojai Film Festival 2023

Block 16 - Social AnnXiety; Mano; Sevap/Mitzvah; Call Me Mule

Expired November 20, 2023 7:59 AM
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John Sears, who refers to himself as Mule, has been roaming the western United States with his three mules for over thirty years. The 72-year-old and his animals sleep outside, claiming the right to move freely. Bemoaning the loss of open space, urban sprawl and our dependence on the automobile, Mule advocates a simpler way of life in harmony with nature. While many appreciate his nomadic lifestyle, Mule is not welcome everywhere. His confrontations with law enforcement have resulted in fines, arrests, even institutionalization. His story may be unique, but it has universal appeal, celebrating the creativity, courage and resilience to choose an extraordinary way of life and defend his place in the world.
  • Year
  • Runtime
    87 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    John McDonald
  • Producer
    John McDonald
  • Cast
    John Sears
  • Editor
    Nina Schwanse