Nomadland: a film by Chloé Zhao

Jasper, D. (2023) Nomadland: a film by Chloé Zhao. Expository Times, (doi: 10.1177/00145246231156324) (Early Online Publication)

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Nomadland is a triple Oscar winning film, starring Frances McDormand as Fern, widowed and from a dying town in Nevada, who sets out in an old camper van to join the community of nomads travelling the roads and deserts of the American west. It is a tale of mourning, of coming to terms with the past and learning to face the unknown future without the comforts and securities of American middle-class existence. It bears comparison with biblical desert wanderers like Abraham, and early Christian saints of the desert who lived in the world as pilgrims, travelling towards the future with courage and perhaps hope.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Early Online Publication
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jasper, Professor David
Authors: Jasper, D.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies
Journal Name:Expository Times
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN (Online):1745-5308
Published Online:23 March 2023
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2023 The Author
First Published:First published in Expository Times 2023
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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