An inside look aboard The Caravan where adventurers grapple with route-finding, mother nature & group dynamics in an epic horse-drawn experience across America. Winner: NYC, Arizona, Florida, Amsterdam
The film follows carriage drivers and horse riders who willingly alter their lives for a 5 month pilgrimage. Aged from 11 to 80 they travel from California to Florida over 2,500 miles.
Leading this group of relative strangers is Gerard Paagman with his team of elegant Friesian horses fresh off filming The Hunger Games - Catching Fire. Challenging the limits of disability is Michael Muir, Great Grandson of the visionary John Muir, Father of the National Parks and co-founder the Sierra Club, a conservation movement in the U.S..
They all venture through iconic landscapes, up and over mountains, through deserts, mired in mud, by the sea, under tall pine forests, through bayous and down the backroads of America. They would have spats and find affection, anger and respect. Many came to The Caravan laden with expectations but found that setting those free opened an unexpected portal to personal growth.