Train on the Brain: Travelling Like a Train Hobo


Thu, Oct 14th, 2010 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Train on the Brain is a strange little documentary done by Alison Murray back in 2000. Ms Alison goes on a Hobo-inspired journey across Canada and the United States, climbing on-and-off freight trains like it's everyday business.

For someone who has never done this, the 50-minute documentary puts forth a view of life that's often not considered by most. More than once it had me wonder if, armed solely with a bottle of water and a knapsack of necessities, climbing a random train to get to my destination -- any destination -- would be something I'd do.

Bonus: soundtrack is done by Beck.



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