We are entering a generation where ACCESSIBILITY is triumphing OWNERSHIP.
"One Couch at a Time" is a full length feature documentary following protagonist and veteran CouchSurfer, Alexandra Liss, through 20 countries, 5 subcontinents, for 6 months using CouchSurfing.org as an in-depth, extreme case study on the benefits leading us to "the age of sharing."
Imagine: If CouchSurfing is a planet, then the "sharing economy" would be the galaxy. We are focusing on the micro by capturing the magical, heart-warming, serendipitous exchanges that occur one couch at a time.
Each host and traveler along the way provide unique experiences becoming sub-subjects illustrating the incredible exchange. Alexandra, who begins the journey heartbroken from a failed relationship, ends up unexpectedly learning lessons of a lifetime with the help of a few worldly friends.
Contrary to mainstream opinion, by embracing the "age of sharing" mentality is to have access to methods which make the pursuit of your passions and dreams merely a couch a way. The film begins in SE Asia, then Southern Africa, Western Europe, South America and climaxes at Burningman, the ultimate gift society! OCAT premieres Feb 2012.
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