In this eye-opening documentary, filmmaker Jamie Johnson examines the gap that exists between America's poor and the one percent of the population that controls half the country's wealth. Johnson, himself an heir to the Johnson Family fortune, interviews Milton Friedman, Bill Gates Sr., Steve Forbes, Paul Orfalea, Nicole Buffett and Chuck Collins. Johnson also looks to the other side of the fence, interviewing farm workers, cab drivers and residents of housing projects, examining the day-to-day realities of poverty and revealing the enormous social and political effect financial disparity has on America's current state.
A product of Fresh Sound’s programme for finding and promoting new jazz talent, this CD has the Johnson trio playing abstract lines written by the bassist and improvised on by his two colleagues. Knuffke fashions fascinating melodic cornet statements as the bassist swirls all round him with roving pizzicato bass lines, double stops and exotic arco work.
The path of Francesca Johnson's future seems destined when an unexpected fork in the road causes her to question everything she had come to expect from life. While her husband and children are away at the Illinois state fair in the summer of 1965, Robert Kincaid happens turn into the Johnson farm and asks Francesca for directions to Roseman Bridge. Francesca later learns that he was in Iowa on assignment from National Geographic magazine.