California 1936. Florence Owens Thompson and her family have joined the thousands of migrant workers flocking across America in search of work. Homeless, desperately hungry and faced with the threat of mob violence, her hopeful resolution is quickly fading. Photographer Dorothea is following the migrants to their make-shift refugee camps, desperate to find the image which will capture the extent of their hardship, to bring about a change in American policy and hearts. A chance meeting with Florence could bring about the image she is looking for. Although inspired by a true story, certain events and characters have been created or changed for dramatic effect.
Starring Teresa Gallagher as Dorothea and Anne Wittman as Florence, with Ian Porter, Kerry Shale, Allen Lidkey, Oliver Lee and Kathryn Hunt. Music by Pat Mo Sheeran. Written by Michael Symmons Roberts. Directed by Susan Roberts. Producer: Charlotte Riches. Download and start listening now!